He said: “This will probably be for about three months at which point we will see what needs to be put in place for the long term.
“As far as we are concerned the Chinese staff have resigned and we are paying them in lieu of working. We are not diverting from that path. It is incredibly annoying but isn’t materially affecting our commercial operations in China.
“There are a couple of sales guys and some technical support staff among the Chinese workers and they have no access to any Xaar equipment or facilities other than the representative office on which we are now giving notice.”
Robert Li, emailing Business Weekly from a Xaar.com address, attached two letters in the workers’ own language along with translations into English.
He reiterated the workers’ claims that they had gone on strike in December “with strong support from Xaar China customers ... to protest the unfair treatment and misconducts from Xaar management towards Xaar China customers and employees. As far as we know, the strike participated by all employees is unprecedented in history for the Chinese representative office of British stock listed companies.”
Li added: “Starting Jan 16, 2012 onwards, we, all Xaar China employees, have returned to the normal work. We have NOT resigned from XAAR. The announcement regarding our resignation made by Xaar publicly on Jan 24, 2012 (LON: XAR, RNS Number 0411W07) is illegal and false.”
Li alleged that Xaar had not investigated the claims as thoroughly as the company had portrayed in its announcement to the stockmarket but Dinwoodie strongly refuted this.
He said: “We fully investigated these claims and found absolutely no evidence whatsoever in support of them. Their claims are unsubstantiated and false.”
Source: Business Weekly