Prof. Andreas Bieler and I have been awarded a grant of £275k by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for a project on ‘Globalisation, national transformation and workers’ rights: an analysis of Chinese labour within the global economy’ (RES-062-23-2777; full project proposal). The project starts to run from 1 October 2011. On this blog, I will regularly provide a discussion of empirical findings related to this project.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

China may be far away but Foxconn is on our doorstep

Many thanks for Dr. Andrijasevic and Dr. Sacchetto's kind share of their article, about Foxconn's operation in Czech Republic. By reading their article, I am more convinced that it is not about Chinese workers only. Capitalists function the same way everywhere, they minimize relative labour cost in order to maximise their profits. Foxconn therefore is a very good example for us to see, that not only the Chinese labour, but European labour have to follow their oppressing management style. This paper has already been blogged on Open Democracy