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A DIRTY PROTEST; Axed staff go on rampage at doomed plant.

Byline: EXCLUSIVE by KRISSY STORRAR

FURIOUS workers facing the axe at the doomed Chunghwa electronics factory in Lanarkshire have been taking their revenge on bosses.

Staff at the television tube factory used human excrement to daub 'Eat ****' on the door of Managing Director Jimmy Wu's office.

They strung up an effigy of a boss and danced under it chanting: "Hang 'em". And crude drawings of one of the managers performing a sex act have been posted round the factory.

Workers have sabotaged many of the last television tubes to be made at the plant in Mossend.

The electronics factory is due to close days before Christmas and all 600 workers will lose their jobs.

The closure sparked outrage because the Taiwanese firm was given pounds 15million in grant aid when it moved to Scotland.

Enterprise Minister Iain Gray has already vowed to claw back some of the money.

Bosses at the firm have offered staff a pounds 200 'anti-vandalism' bonus if they do not trash the plant before it shuts down.

But staff have ignored the pleas and gone on the rampage.

Scores of television tubes have been vandalised and some smashed.

One angry worker said: "Everyone at the factory is fuming and it is understandable.

"We are all going to be put out of our jobs just before Christmas and the redundancy offer is pathetic.

"The 'eat ****' thing was hilarious. He deserved that one. Firms like Chunghwa have to realise that they can't treat their staff like this."

The problems have not prompted bosses to strip workers of their anti-vandalism bonus.

Redundancy payments for all staff were agreed this week but they are not due to be paid until the factory closes in a fortnight.

A spokesman for Chunghwa said: "There have been no high-profile incidents and nothing that has unduly worried the management.

"There has been no effect on the redundancy payments."

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