ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Indian Workers in Multinational Companies

G K Lieten Where do workers in multinational corporations in India stand ideologically? According to one point of view these workers are typical examples of what Lenin termed the labour aristocracy, a segment of the working class which, by virtue of its position in the economically more developed and politically most crucial sector of the world economy, is able to command higher wages. This in turn divides the working class, with one sector finding itself increasingly incorporated into a socio-mental system based on the rationality and ethics of MNCs and growing more and more remote from other groups in their own country.

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