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Re: British IT workers want Indians to go home

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Mr. Gaffri,

Please refrain from making sweeping generalizations.
"meagre" is a relative term.  A "meagre" salary from the standpoint of
someone living in the UK, may be considered to be quite lucrative from the
standpoint of someone living in India. And, individuals are motivated by
their own self interest.

Secondly, just because "some" british workers are against Indian software
professionals, doesn't neccessarily mean that that view is shared by the
majority of british workers.

The real issue is this. If an Indian programmer is willing to work for a
lower wage than a british programmer, why is that considered to be "unfair"
competition?  Isn't that what "Free Trade", "Free Enterprise" and
"Globalization" is all about.

The Rich countries try to gain access to the product markets of Developing
countries at every WTO sesstion - yet they refuse to open their Labour
markets to Developing countries!

Why are Developing countries not pushing the rich countries harder on the
issue of Free Trade with respect to Labour?

Raju Agarwal

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