Flextronics: Precarious Working Conditions in India

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.[1]

 

[1] http://makeitfair.org/en/the-facts/reports/phony-equality

http://makeitfair.org/en/the-facts/news/exploitative-jobs-prevalent-in-india2019s-mobile-phone-industry/

Case location
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Indien
India


Affected topics
  • Human and Labour Rights
Affected norms and standards Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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