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

Top 10 questions pointed at FITE and FITE’s answers

 F.I.T.E.’s responsibility to IT and ITES society 1) TCS problem and the agitation created – Is this a personal agenda of F.I.T.E.? Certainly No. Even in the recent past, many companies like Yahoo, IBM, Dell laid off employees. But When TCS announced layoffs to as large as 25,000, it rattled… Continue reading

Courageous FITE member fights her way back into TCS on the eve of termination date

Yes, it’s true. Today in the presence of Honourable Justice M. Duraiswamy in Madras High Court, TCS submitted that it is revoking the termination letter dated 22 December 2014 given to Ms. Priya (name changed) and pleaded to close the case.  The petitioner accepted it and hence the case is… 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

DELHI, HYD, KOLKATA updates for 16,17 Jan 2015

F.I.T.E. Delhi Chapter Update: Protest against illegal & unjust termination by TCS! Place – Jantar Mantar, Delhi Date – 16 Jan 2015 | Time – 01:00 PM Contact – 09311612407 F.I.T.E. Hyderabad Chapter Update: Similar to the legal proceedings that led to our first victory against TCS Layoff in Chennai, the… 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

It’s a Success so far, let’s make it BIG together!

In the second week of December 2014, the business newspapers and magazines published news about TCS plans of ‘restructuring’ and ‘workforce optimization’ which could affect some 25000 senior employees. The news media were more emphasizing about TCS hiring of 55000 in upcoming fiscal year. Few quoted “some 25000+ senior employees… Continue reading