The Asian Transnational Corporations Monitoring Network (ATNC) recently held its Biennial Meeting last October 22-24, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 57 delegates from 18 countries/territories came together to discuss the present realities of transnational corporations (TNCs) operating in Asia and the impact and reaction of the working people towards capital.
Participants shared how capital is moving in their countries, the impact to the various groups in society and how workers are taking up the challenge against the problems created by TNCs.
“There is ever increasing power of TNCs operating in Asia”, said Fahmi Panimbang, coordinator of ATNC. “Alongside this growing power is the immense growth of the informalisation of workers, increasing precarious work and insecurity among the working people in the region.”
According to Panimbang, the network will continue to deepen its research on TNCs and support the working people in their struggle for betterment of their lives, by taking up joint campaigns and workers’ education. The ATNC will be holding its next conference in the year 2017.