The Micron strikes happened when Micron management tried to sack 40% of its Italian workforce without severance pay after announcing a 5% global workforce reduction.
Now, 450 workers at NXP’s Nijmegen fab – representing 10% of its Dutch workforce – have gone on strike.
The NXP strike is against the management’s refusal to offer a pay rise equivalent to the inflation rate plus 3%. i.e. a total of 4.7% because Dutch inflation is running at 1.7%.
It is said that the unions and management are not engaging in talks and that a new strike is set for March 12th and it is being said that more than 450 employees may join the March 12th strike.
Similar to the Micron situation – NXP have just announced good figures. Micron had a stellar year last year doubling revenues to $14.2 billion.
NXP had 2013 revenues of $4.8 billion up from $4.3 billion in 2012. It made a profit for the year of $348 million.
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