Category: Economics

IT Employees up in arms against Sterlite Killings

THUTHUKUDI IS OUR PEARL CITY
WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO RUN THIS FACTORY?
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CANCER FOR US
COPPER FOR U!
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COPPER TOOK OUR LIVES
NOW COPS ARE TAKING OUR LIVES
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Thoothukudi Massacre – Protest by Techies in Mahindra City

So far 13 protesters are killed as the corporate government, unleashed brutal attack on the peaceful protesters who were marching to the Toothukudi district collector office to submit their petition against the Sterlite Copper plant in their district. The protest against sterlite had entered 100th day on May 22nd and about one Lakh people from in and around the Thoothukudi district joined the peaceful procession. When the procession entered the collector office premise, police started firing  and provoked violence. The entire district is brought under the clutches of Police and the firing continued for second day on May 23rd.

Techies working in various IT companies in Mahindra City Chennai joined together in registering their protest against the killings. They formed a human chain, holding placards that demand ban on sterlite and condemn the brutal murder of innocent lives.

 

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Globalized Production increases Globalized Inequality

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series GDP Illusion

replacing higher-paid domestic labor with low-paid southern workers helped support profits, consumption levels, and reduced inflation in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Along with the expansion of debt, outsourcing was crucial to the imperialist economies’ escape from the crises of the 1970s.

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Making Things or Clipping Coupons – Which Adds Value?

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series GDP Illusion

Despite ranking as, size-for-size, the world’s most productive nation, virtually the only productive activity taking place in Bermuda is the production of cocktails in beach bars and the provision of other high-end tourist services.

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Monthly Union Members Meeting May 2018

Topics:

  1. Problems faced by BPO employees and their need for a Union
  2. Wipro 2K – Next steps?
  3. Union Activities.

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The World Produces – US, EU, Japan Eat

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series GDP Illusion

despite its claim to be a measure of “product,” GDP and trade data measure the results of transactions in the marketplace. Yet nothing is produced in markets, the world of the exchange of money and titles of ownership; production takes place elsewhere, behind high walls, on private property, in production processes.

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Corporate Scam Gets Covered Up – a short story

This was an open advertisement to everyone : “Backdoor entries in Fraud Motor company . Please contact ANIL in this own number “

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“Extract Product from Low Wage Workers” – Morgan Stanley Economist

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series GDP Illusion

In all of our three archetypical global commodities, gross profits, i.e., the difference between their cost of production and their retail price, are far in excess of 50 percent, flattering not only northern firms’ profits but also their nations’ GDPs.

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iPhone, T-Shirts : Sweated Labour makes US, Germany rich

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series GDP Illusion

The Bangladeshi factory makes 125,000 shirts per day, of which half are sold to H&M, and the rest to other western retailers. Workers at the factory, 85 percent of whom are women, earn just €1.36 per day for a 10–12 hour shift.

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iPhone, iPod – Apple stealing from China

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series GDP Illusion

12,250 Chinese production workers received $1,540 per annum, or $30 per week—just 6 percent of the average wages of U.S. workers in retail, 3.2 percent of the wages of U.S. production workers, and 1.8 percent of the salaries of U.S. professional workers

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Who makes the iPhone – Apple or Chinese Workers?

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series GDP Illusion

What contribution do the 300,000 workers employed by Foxconn International in Shenzhen, China who assemble Dell’s laptops and Apple’s iPhones—and the tens of millions of other workers in low-wage countries around the world who produce cheap intermediate inputs and consumer goods for western markets—make to the profits of Dell, Apple, and other leading western firms?

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IT Layoffs – Are we really smart?

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series IT Life

“life of IT employees with good salary, onsite exposures is more of fun provided employee learn to resist illegal terminations and fight for their rights in work place.”

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Facts and Laws – Rights, safeguards for working women

The Factories Act No woman employee can be forced to work after 7:00 pm. If at all they work overtime, only 2 hours over time is allowed. Cab must be provided for them with doorstep drop if they logoff after 7:00 pm; either a male associate or a security guard should be in the cab …

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Women in IT – Are we really Empowered?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Are we really empowered.... women series

If we raise concern on this, to manager or transport admin, they say that the system will not allow to raise request beyond this time. Had we ever questioned who created the system/app? And for whom it is all created?

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Gorakhpur children deaths – Am I really guilty? : Dr. Kafeel Khan

It was a total administrative failure at higher level, they did not realise the gravity and just to save themselves, they made us scapegoat and put us behind the bars so that truth will remain inside Gorakhpur jail.

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