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

Tough phase in the life of I.T. Employees

As we all aware, this is one of the tough phase in the life of I.T. Employees where there is atleast single news in media about layoffs happening in one or the other IT companies in India. Last month, Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) announced about its plan to cut the… Continue reading

F.I.T.E released ‘Mariyadhaikuriya IT Nanbanuku’, a book about Techies work life by a Techie

On a pleasant Saturday evening at Nila Party Hall, Adyar, Chennai, the book “Mariyadhaikuriya IT Nanbanuku” was released amongst enthusiastic members of F.I.T.E Chennai Team, representatives of various social movements and the Chief Guests for the day. Sathiesh, Joint Secretary, F.I.T.E Chennai welcomed the audience and the chief guests with… Continue reading

F.I.T.E Tamil Nadu Elections 2016 and Charter of Demands Press Release

Most of the issues and victimizations pertaining to employees of IT/ITES sector are silenced with in the walls of the companies and its’ conference rooms. During December 2014, when IT major TCS attempted a large scale layoff, Forum for IT Employees (F.I.T.E) was launched in order to combat that layoff.… Continue reading

A path breaking judgement, another milestone in IT employees’ rights struggle

It is a historic judgement from Madras Labour Court to uphold the statutory rights of lakhs of employees in Information Technology Industry in India. Like any Industry, IT Industry also booms because of the labour of lakhs of workers. This Judgement is not a blow to IT Industry. Instead it… Continue reading

Collective Resistance is our strength and Unionization is our Constitutional Right

International Workers Day 2016 – Press Release from FITE IT/ITES Industry is playing significant role in Indian economy.It contributes 9.5% in GDP and 38% in total exports. It gives employment opportunity for more than 37 lakhs people in India and 11 lakhs of the workforce are women. The Industries year… Continue reading

FITE supports Dr.Peter’s hunger strike for justice

Press Release FITE – Hyderabad Member, Dr.Peter Pothula, the retrenched employee from Novartis Health Care’s IT division had questioned various unethical practices in the company ranging from “pressurizing employees driving them even to suicides” to “bias in recognitions and promotions”. Instead of constituting a free and fair enquiry on the… Continue reading

NAME & SHAME – Is Helios and Matheson the next Satyam Scam in the making?

To dear fellow citizens of the country, we request your kind attention. As you read this note, employees of Helios and Matheson, an IT services company are being cheated by the management of that company. The company has Not paid months of salary for their employees, Not paid their promised… Continue reading

FITE in solidarity with protesting workers of Greaves Cotton Limited

Sunday, 24th of January 2016 saw a vibrant protest near Chepauk Stadium, Chennai. More than 100 employees of Greaves Cotton Petrol Engine Unit participated in the day long protest organised by DTUC – Democratic Trade Union Center. Leaders of various Trade Union across the state of Tamil Nadu also participated… Continue reading