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Kerala CM slams "use & throw" labour hiring in industries, IT

Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today slammed economic policies of globalisation that promoted "use and throw" labour hiring culture in industries and IT sector and stressed the need for stable jobs.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2010 16:05 IST

Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Monday slammed economic policies of globalisation that promoted "use and throw" labour hiring culture in industries and IT sector and stressed the need for stable jobs.

Speaking after inaugurating EMS Bhavan in the city, he noted that Bangalore had a large number of industrial labourers and IT employees, and said "the economic policies of globalisation will have a greater influence here."

The new economic policies had cultivated a use and throw culture, instead of a permanency in job and incentives, he said.

"Hope, by campaigning against the newer kind of exploitations, the influence and scope of the leftist progressive movements may be strengthened," he said.

The EMS Bhavan, declared open on the 101st birth anniversary of Kerala's first Communist Chief Minister, the late E M S Namboodiripad, was built by A K Gopalan Memorial Social Education Trust.

Achuthanandan said he was glad that the Trust would be beginning short-term courses to teach about the struggles of agriculture labourers and downtrodden.

He praised late A K Gopalan and E M S Namboodiripad, describing them as "great leaders of the working class in our country".

"They were the revolutionaries who led the historic struggles against landlordism, imperialism, capitalistic exploitation, and oppressive attitudes of the ruling class," Achuthanandan said.

CPI-M sources said the Trust would become the study centre for Karnataka's progressive social struggle activities, and also a training centre for activists of progressive social movements.

The inaugural ceremony was attended, among others, by former Prime Minister and JDS chief H D Devegowda.