FITE members’ interaction with Trade Unionists in Chennai

In an endeavor to empower employees, We – Forum for IT Employees – Chennai Chapter conducted a session on “Trade Unions” at our office at Velachery.  The session was attended by FITE members, students and the rights activists. Comrade. Vijayan, a champion Trade Unionist conducted the morning session. He gave… Continue reading

FITE’s legal battle at Madras High Court continues

In January 2015, FITE has filed two writ petitions in the Madras High Court to direct the labour conciliation officer to initiate conciliation proceedings immediately and to provide the interim stay against the termination by TCS till then. On the first writ filed by FITE, TCS management had revoked the… Continue reading

F.I.T.E. Bhubaneswar Chapter Launch on Valentine’s Day!

******* F.I.T.E. Bhubaneswar Chapter Launch ******* F.I.T.E. spreads its wings! Spread the news widely! Commencement of Bhubaneswar Chapter This Saturday | 14 Feb 2015 |  4:00 PM Location:  Biju Patnaik Park. Employees of IT and ITES companies, come and join! Join the meeting and be part of the united might! Contact:… Continue reading

F.I.T.E. Publishes Third Expense List

As we have already announced, here is the third list of expenses: Expense Details Amount (Rs.) Campaign Materials Expenses – Bengaluru, HYD, Chennai 23000 Seminar Expenses – Hall Rent, Posters Pasting, Banners & Posters Printing 12435 FITE POCs Train/Bus Travel, Local Travel, Food & Phone Bills 5596 Phone bills of FITE… Continue reading

Another FITE member got interim stay on termination by TCS

Despite the stiff opposition by TCS counsel, the Honourable Madras High Court issued an ad-interim injunction order restraining TCS to give effect of its termination letter to a 36 year old male employee for two weeks . The High Court also directed the Labour Conciliation Officer to commence the proceedings… Continue reading

TCS ‘layoffs’: Legal fight continues second day in Madras HC

On the following day after the TCS revoked its termination of a woman employee citing her pregnancy and ‘Tata Ethics’, a writ petition filed by 36 year old TCS employee and another FITE member from Chennai, came for hearing before the Madras High Court on January 21,2015. While Advocate Ramapriya… Continue reading

F.I.T.E. publishes second expense list

As we have already announced, here is the second list of expenses: Expense Details Amount (Rs.) Delhi Expenses (Food, Travel) 6865 Kolkata Expenses (Food, Travel) 4658 Campaign Materials Expenses – Wall posters, Stickers, Auto Stickers, Pamphlets, Flex, Placards (from 12th Jan – 20th Jan) 30200 Fact Finding Panel Expenses (Cab,… Continue reading

FITE Survey – Every Terminated TCSer should fill

On Dec 12, 2014 – an article was published in INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES,  which said, according to TCS sources, they were “Planning Staff Restructuring Aimed at ‘25,000’ Senior Employees“. TCS didn’t  deny about restructuring plans and numbers then but maintained that “This is nothing out of the ordinary or a… Continue reading

BELL curve is nothing but a forced rating

A patient is asking the doctor about the disease she/he is suffering with, doctor replied there could be plenty of reasons and it is confidential and should not be disclosed to you. Sounds crazy? Friends, this is not anyone’s imagination, this is just happening in and around your workplace. Yes,… Continue reading

Fact Finding on termination of employment in TCS – 13 Jan 2015 at Chennai

Fact Finding on termination of employment in TCS and broader labour implications 13 Jan 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ Chennai Panel Members: Dr. Vijay Baskar, Assistant Professor of Economics, MIDS Dr. Suresh Babu,Assistant Professor of Economics, IIT Ms. Chandrika Radhakrishnan, Software Professional and Labour Rights Activist Mr. BRP.… Continue reading