A human chain protest against TCS Layoffs was organized by us (F.I.T.E) yesterday evening (January 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM) at Whitefield, Bengaluru, demanding the intervention of the Central and State governments to stop TCS layoffs immediately. Around 45 employees working in various IT firms joined the protest, out of which nearly 15 were TCS employees – including recently terminated employees. Employees from IT companies other than TCS also participated to voice their discontent over the job terminations happening around them.
We campaigned in the social media against TCS Layoffs, and also distributed pamphlets in and around Whitefield to mobilise for the human chain organized yesterday. The main objective of the human chain is to bring awareness among the public and demanding TCS to stop the massive retrenchment activity. We received many calls supporting the human chain protest from IT employees, though everyone was not able to participate in the protest.
The members who participated in the human chain protest carried placards with slogans “We are against TCS Layoff” and demanding TCS to stop the unethical and illegal terminations. They also claimed TCS should revoke the terminations happened so far and reinstate the job for all the employees who were given pink slips. One of our demands was that TCS has to release a detailed report of ongoing job termination with correct numbers and explanation, as the numbers and information given by them regarding the retrenchment process is not correct.
FITE – Bengaluru Chapter , 22 Jan 2015
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