Pune LC meet – 08-08-2017 Press Release

Date – August 8, 2017
Location – Pune

Press Release

Many IT organizations forced their own employees to submit resignation, or terminated them without proper reason or organizations quoted poor performance of employees or restrictions on US visa as reasons, which is untrue. The IT organizations had violated the Labour laws, or ethical behavior while terminating their employees that affected not only the employee but also his/her dependent family.

F.I.T.E is working closely with the affected employees to ensure organizations take responsibility for their illegal actions and employees get their job back, since the beginning. Based on the discussion with the Labour Commissioner of various cities, the affected employees submitted 2A petitions to Labour Departments at respective locations to take necessary actions against the illegal termination of employees or forced resignations.

The Commissioner or Labour Department had arranged for conciliation meetings between the representatives from the organizations and the affected employees. But all those attempts are declared as failure, since the companies didn’t participate or cooperate with the Labour Commissioner. Hence the 2A petitions filed by the affected employees are moved to Labour Court. The numbers of petitions from different organizations that are moved to Labour Court are:
Tech Mahindra – 11
Vodafone – 1
Wipro – 1

It is very disappointing that IT organizations, one of the main sectors in improving the country’s economy, are not acting responsibly or following law in the way their employees are treated. Their key motive seems to be more profit, which FITE strongly condemns. FITE is determined to fight for justice till the end, and is certain justice will prevail for IT employees.

Elavarasan Raja

Forum for IT Employees
(F.I.T.E – Maharashtra)