Two labour unions for software professionals, namely Forum for IT Employees (FITE) and New Democratic Labour Front IT Employees Wing, on Monday, met Chennai labour joint commissioner to press for their charter of demands concerning the job safety and welfare of their members.
Two labour unions for software professionals, namely Forum for IT Employees (FITE) and New Democratic Labour Front IT Employees Wing, on Monday, met Chennai labour joint commissioner to press for their charter of demands concerning the job safety and welfare of their members. The meeting was called by R K Ravishankar, joint commissioner of labour, Chennai, citing news paper reports that the managements of TCS, Wipro, IBM and Infosys plan to reduce number of employees in their establishments in Tamil Nadu.
In a release New Democratic Labour Front (NDLF) IT Employees Wing said that the union demanded immediate relief to employees who have filed petitions under section 2A of ID Act against forced resignations. The union asked the labour department to direct the managements of Cognizant, Wipro, TCS, Infosys, and Tech Mahindra to submit the details of employees who have resigned this year and direct officials to conduct an inquiry with the concerned employees about their resignation.Some of the other demands include access to employee performance records citing which employees are threatened, Union members’ representation should be assured in project performance appraisal exercise and recognition of NDLF IT Employees Wing by IT company managements alongwith collective negotiation with union on issues pertaining to employees.
Forum for IT Employees (FITE) also demanded that companies should institute a grievance redressal cell. “The government must demand from every company an explanation for why these have not been implemented and insist on its immediate implementation,” the union said. “The government must take strong action against gender based discrimination perpetuated by IT companies,” it added.