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Crucifying Ourselves

January 13, 1973 be the fact that, in the jute and engineering industries for example, the wresting of higher wages coincided with the recession which made the pinch of the wage increase somewhat more painful for the capitalists. If one is mean- minded, one can rub the point in that even with the recent rise in the level of real wages in the engineering industry, the worker in West Bengal earns only 80 per cent of what his counterpart does in Maharashtra; the only fault you can find with him is that he used to earn 70 per cent of his counterpart in Maharashtra a decade ago.

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