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Workers resumed work Wednesday in a Nanjing factory of the Republic of Korea conglomerate LG Group after the management agreed to double their year-end bonuses.


The LG display factory was hit by a strike Monday as workers were unhappy about their year-end bonuses, the equivalent of a monthly salary of 1,400 yuan (221 U.S. dollars) which was only one third of that last year, said Cheng Shijun, an official of the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone where the factory is located.


About 600 workers went on strike Monday morning. More than 2,000 took part in the strike in the factory which has a total of 13,000 employees, Cheng said.


"We were really looking forward to the year-end bonuses, but the factory said it was in the red and gave out so little that we decided to fight for our interests by striking," said a worker who refused to be named.


The workers resumed work at around 4 p.m. Wednesday after the factory agreed to double their bonuses.


Zhang Jie, a corporate culture supervisor for the local factory, said that reasons for the strike were understandable, but the factory had been at a loss since the fourth quarter last year.

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