Bangalore, June 14 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Monday said globalization had resulted in industries, including the Information Technology sector, adopting hire and fire policy and called for a campaign against exploitation of workers.
Bangalore, which has a large number of industrial workers, now also has a huge number of employees in the IT industry and hence the impact of the new economic policies will be greater here, said the veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader.
Achutanandan said the globalization had brought in use and throw policies in industries while what was needed was job security.
He was addressing a gathering at the inauguration of EMS Bhavan, a complex named after the first communist chief minister of Kerala E.M.S. Namboodiripad.
Before the advent of the IT industry, Bangalore was known for the public sector undertakings – Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT) and Indian Telephone Industries (ITI).
The EMS Bhavan has been built by A.K. Gopalan Social Education Trust at a cost of Rs.10 million. Occupying an area of 4,500 square feet, it has an auditorium to seat 200 people, and a reading room besides office space and guest rooms.
It houses the editorial office of Janashakti — a CPI-M weekly.