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yardie_83 1 post  |  Last Activity: May 3, 2014 8:59 AM Member since: Jan 2, 2013
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  • If you want to watch a video by the Union behind the Nokia Chennai Factory and the consequences of the tax dispute go on youtube and search for

    "disconnecting people" by thulasi kumar


    Finnish Company Nokia Corporation set up its largest mobile phone assembling plant in Sri Perumbudur Taluk of Kancheepuram District in Tamil Nadu in 2005. Atrracted by the tax concessions offered under Special Ecocomic Zone Act 2005, resource subsidies and an army of cheap labour, Nokia found it profitable to assemble phones in India and sell them globally. In just 5 years the plant produced 500 million phones. It hired over 12,000 workers with majority being young women. After profiting for 8 years, the company now faces charges of avoiding taxes to the Indian Government in thousands of crores. Imminent closure of the factory and loss of employment looms large for thousands of workers.
    The film documents the voices of workers that have remained largely muted in the din of tax battle between the corporation and the State. They share there experiences of working in Nokia; the happy times of being 'connected'; of building dreams of becoming 'middle class'; their fears, anxiety and anger of being 'dis-connected' suddenly by the company they helped 'profit' with their hard work; and their resolve to fight for their employment.

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