FITE stands with unfairly wrongfully terminated J.P Morgan Employee – Press Release

Date: 21.06.2017 Bengaluru   Press Release   FITE stands with unfairly wrongfully terminated J.P Morgan Employee   Good Corporate Governance rests on ethical business behaviour of being fair and building integrity and faith among all its employees. It ensures application of sound business principles keeping in view the interest of… Continue reading

FITE Tamilnadu New office inauguration

Forum for IT Employees (F.I.T.E)- Tamilnadu New office inauguration.       On 17th June, 2016, FITE – Forum for I.T. Employees, Tamilnadu have inaugurated its new office in Chennai. The office was inaugurated by by Retd. Judge Hari Paranthaaman, Madras High Court & Comrade Oviya, Social Activist. Our new… Continue reading

FITE Chennai Press meet – Press Release

Date : 16 Jun 2017 Chennai Press Release In December 2016, when one of the IT giants, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), started to layoff their employees Forum for IT Employees (FITE) was formed by Young Tamil Nadu Movement (YTM). When Cognizant Solutions started illegal termination of its employees in this… Continue reading

Forum for I.T Employees (F.I.T.E) Responds to Statements made by Mohandas Pai June 7th Economic Times

Forum for I.T Employees (F.I.T.E) Responds to Statements made by Mohandas Pai June 7th Economic Times   First, let us identify Mohandas Pai as an industry lobbyist and an industry representative. His recent statements merely reflect his position and his role in the industry. The views he professes is therefore… Continue reading

FITE Representatives meet Karnataka IT Minister

Date : 05.06.2017 Bangalore Press Release The representatives of Forum for IT Employees(FITE) met the Honorable IT Minister of Karnataka, Mr.Priyank M. Kharge, in Bengaluru today at 2 PM to discuss the concerns of IT employees. As the IT organizations are keen to reduce the number of employees at mid-level, it had… Continue reading

Tech Mahindra Employees & F.I.T.E files petition to Bengaluru Labour Commissioner Today

Date : 01.06.2017 Bengaluru PRESS RELEASE     On 1st June 2017 two petitions were submitted to the Karnataka Labour Commissioner. A group petition by four Tech Mahindra employees and an individual petition against Wipro was handed over.  We requested that the group petition to be regarded as a 2K submission… Continue reading

DTUC & CPML party officials removed from FITE organization.

   31-May-2017 Chennai Press Release Dear Friends, Forum for IT Employees (F.I.T.E) was launched on Dec 29 2014 when Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was illegally terminating the employment of thousands of people.  “The forum was initiated with the understanding that we a need for a body which unites IT employees… Continue reading

Tech Mahindra Employees & F.I.T.E files petition to Pune Labour Commissioner Today !

Date : 30 May 2017 Pune Press Release Tech Mahindra Employees & F.I.T.E files petition to Pune Labour Commissioner Today! Layoffs has now become a common term among anyone working in Information Technology sectors. IT is viewed as one of the prestigious industries that helps anyone earn enough money to… Continue reading

Cognizant Bench Management has collapsed!

Before the Cognizant’s forced terminations reports (starting from earlier this year), there used to be a strong bench resources/employees management system in Cognizant. When a resource moves to bench(when there is ramp-down or project closure), they will be properly intimated with details of next Point of Contact and reporting details.… Continue reading

Shall we say NASSCOM is “Employer’s activism”?

Shall we say NASSCOM is “Employer’s activism”?
As NASSCOM president rightly said, the IT sector should be revising the skill set every now and then to keep up with the emerging technologies. That doesn’t mean sending experienced employees home, without notice.
We, IT employees, also know the need to learn continuously and grow with the organization. It is the responsibility of Employer’s to foresee  the change in technological trend and re-skill the Employees accordingly.
We demand our right of fair appraisal process, proper notice if someone really doesn’t show good performance, and a chance to prove their talent.
Organizations have decided to cut down middle level employees, but they don’t have the guts to accept it. They know they are doing it with profit motive. Instead, they are simply using appraisal process to shield themselves and quoting “poor performance” to terminate employees.
Behind the scenes, managers are getting pressure from the top management to rate somebody as poor performers. It’s a very clever plan. In record the employee is a poor performer just because the manager had to choose someone.
How is that ethical? Every organization has policies that claims it is employee friendly, but is it really following it?
As every other corporates, IT organizations also began to show its true face at the time of crisis. How many organizations discussed with their employees openly about the current situation of gap in demand?
If there’s performance issues with an employee, what took them so long to terminate them, until they reach mid-level?
It’s our rights to question the termination process, and it’s organization’s duty to give us answers. If this is called employees activism, shall we say NASSCOM is Employer’s activism?
If we ask a question about imposing something on us, we are threatened and not getting answers. It’s taking us back to slavery.
We, F.I.T.E – Forum for I.T. Employees highly condemn the threatening statement from the NASSCOM Head.
We would like to mention that job cuts may increase the profit margins temporarily but damage the industry in the long run.
We awoke, and we will fight for our rights.
– Forum for IT Employees (F.I.T.E)