In India, Flextronics produces for Nokia. The company has a factory outside the Nokia Special Economic Zone. Its operations are based around producing phone chargers.
The proportion of contract workers is 60%. Contract workers do not have the same security, wage increases and possibilities for career advancement as permanent employees.
Although the minimum-living-wage in India is estimated to be between € 127 and € 240 per month, short-term contracted workers in Chennai, India earn just € 95 per month. Some unskilled workers earn as little as € 66 per month.
In the company there are no trade unions – instead of that workers can raise the issue through “working committees” set up by the company.