The challenges to free movement of labour4 min read 15 Dec 2016, 01:59 AM IST
As populism reigns in Western economies, India must push back against labour protectionism
Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. The Wednesday meeting between the heavyweights of Silicon Valley and US president-elect Donald Trump would have been a delicate affair. Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric has been catholic, as punchy about the influx of white-collar tech workers fuelling America’s tech behemoths as it has been about blue-collar workers from south of the US border. Little wonder the uncertainty about the future Trump administration’s H-1B visa policy has made Indian IT companies wary.
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