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Huawei's Indonesian Offices Hit by Staff Strike

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Around 150 staff working for Huawei's Indonesian subsidiary have gone on strike according to local media reports, accusing the company of breaking employment laws.

The striking staff are based in the in the capital Jakarta and the eastern Java city of Surabaya.

They allege that Huawei has been illegally hiring foreign staff instead of locals and seeking to disrupt labour union activity. The union said that the strike was the result of an escalation of problems with the employer.

Huawei denies the claims

The company has around 4,000 employees in the country, of which some 20 percent are said to be foreigners based in the country. The union claims that many of the foreign workers are concentrated in higher management positions which are then denied to local employees.

The union also alleges that the company is hiring people repeatedly on short-term contracts, without then offering them a permanent position, as would be required by law.

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