Many former Toyota employees are now homeless after loosing their jobs and their livelihoods. Forced to live in tents in Toyota City, surviving hasn't been easy. The global financial crisis is continuing to take its toll on every major industry. Many temporary workers who lose their jobs lose the
This is an awful story - but I'm not sure it is useful to talk about TNC obligations as opposed to society's obligations. The state has a responsibility to raise revenue to pay for measures that keep a roof over people's heads. You can raise that revenue from taxing TNCs, but expecting TNCs to act as welfare bodies will (a) go nowhere and (b) make us dangerously reliant on corporate charity.
Tim, I agree society has to take the responsibility to support the needy and we can not rely on TNC,s to give hand outs to perform this function. TNC,s focus on profits at any cost, humanity included. The TNC,s utilisation of Precarious employment is something that they can address. Uncertainty of employment will inevitably lead to this sort of suffering.
I take your point about precarious employment, I guess I was responding to the 'homelessness' aspect of the Toyota employees situation. However as long as precarious employment is an option TNCs are going to take it up. We need labour laws that make such employment arrangements impossible.