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

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

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

Bombay HC to hear the writ petitions of five Pune FITE members terminated by TCS today

Five FITE members and employees of TCS from Pune have filed the writ petition in Bombay High Court last week against the indiscriminate terminations of them and to restrain the TCS from terminating the services and to treat them as if they are in employment. The writ petition is expected to… 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