Taiwan-based Wintek, a leading supplier of touchscreen panels for a number of devices, including the iPhone, claims to have settled a dispute with striking workers that resulted in apparent chaos at one of its Chinese plants late last week. Prior reports stated that more than 2,000 workers gathered at the plant, causing damage to vehicles and factory facilities and protesting the company’s rumored decision to not pay out Lunar New Year bonuses. Despite the reported vandalism, Wintek claims that the strike was settled by promising to pay out the bonuses, without any affect on the plant’s production or capacity.
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