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Westinghouse risks still shadow Toshiba

Job concerns, payment obligations linger after former unit's bankruptcy

SOICHI INAI, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

NEW YORK -- Even removed from Toshiba's consolidated accounts, Westinghouse Electric could still expose the embattled Japanese conglomerate to major risks, with a labor dispute on top of unresolved payment guarantees looming large.

Westinghouse said Sunday that it would temporarily lock 172 unionized employees out of a nuclear components plant in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Management shut them out of the factory in a bid to gain the upper hand after labor rejected a contract offer.

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