Foxconn workers under attack in India

The class conflict in Tamil Nadu, India, has sharpened recently with the mass dismissals of workers at the Foxconn factory in October, now followed by an even greater number of workers dismissed from BYD Electronics, a Nokia supplier.

On the first of November, BYD Electonics terminated the services of 2,500 contract workers, sacked 37 permanent workers, suspended 23 more and ordered 437 others to sign a letter of apology. This vicious attack by management was in response to workers holding a four day strike over appalling working conditions and demands for union recognition. There is an international campaign to support these workers.