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Chinese factory workers hold managers hostage over strict toilet rules

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Workers in a Chinese factory have held their managers hostage in a bid to highlight their rights.

Strictly timed bathroom breaks and fines for being late to work drove workers to hold managers hostage for a day and a half before police intervened, The AP reports.

According to a statement from Shinmei Electric Company, approximately 1,000 workers held ten Japanese nationals and eight Chinese managers in the firm's Shanghai factory from the morning of Friday, January 18 until 11.50pm on Saturday, January 19.

300 police officers were called to the factory, and the captives were eventually released unharmed.

One security guard said: "The workers demanded scrapping of the ridiculously strict requirements stipulating that workers only have two minutes to go to the toilet and workers will be fined 50 yuan (£5 / $7.92) if they are late once, and fired if they are late twice."

Workers are no longer on strike, and are set to return to the factory today (Wednesday, January 23).

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