While the mainstream media highlighted the Foxconn unrest in China, why is it silent on this one?
The government in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is seeking, through a combination of mass arrests and intimidation, to crush a strike of thousands of workers at a factory owned by the Taiwan-based Foxconn corporation, the world’s largest maker of electronics components.
Defying police repression, thousands of workers have been on strike since September 21 in the industrial city of Sriperumbudur. The more than 7,000 workers at the plant are demanding an increase in wages, increased health benefits, as well as recognition for the trade union Thozilalar Sangam (FITS), which is affiliated with the Stalinist Communist Party of India (Marxist). More...