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

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)

Cognizant Management meets FITE & Layoff Employees in Chennai LC – Press Release

  Following action by Hyderabad Labour Department, Labour Departent based in Chennai also had swung into action on the petition raised on CTS layoff issue. The first conciliation meeting on CTS layoff issue happened today in Chennai. The meeting was presided by joint commissioner of labor, Mr.Ravishankar. Members and Representatives… Continue reading

Cognizant Employees & F.I.T.E files petition to Hyderabad Labour Commissioner Today!

Press Release Cognizant Employees & F.I.T.E files petition to Hyderabad 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 lead a decent life in cities. With… Continue reading

Press Release – Cognizant Employees & F.I.T.E files petition to Chennai Labour Commissioner Today!

  Press Release Cognizant Employees & F.I.T.E files petition to 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 lead a decent life in cities. With… Continue reading

Joint campaign against Cognizant Illegal Terminations

Forum For I.T Employees F.I.T.E, NDLF – IT Employees Wing, Knowledge Professionals Forum KPF against the ” illegal terminations” happening across the cities. We highly demand the Govt of India & all the State Governments to intervene to stop this illegal retrenchment. Join hands! Raise your voice for fellow professionals…… Continue reading

Industrial Disputes Act (ID Act) & IT Employees Rights

Now, the scariest thing for an IT employee is getting a call from the HR. It does not matter why the HR was looking for you; immediately, your thoughts would race to the recent news about CTS planning to layoff 6000 of its employees; then your mind would think about… Continue reading

F.I.T.E petition urging Central & State Governments to implement 6 months of Maternity Leave in Private Sector

The Union Government of India had tabled amendments to Maternity Benefits Act 1961 bill in the Parliament. But the bill is still pending and is yet to be passed as law. We at Forum for IT Employees have analysed the bill in this change.org petition and we are urging the… Continue reading

Stop anti-labour reforms: FITE supports All-India strike on September 2

Dear IT/ITES Employees, The IT/ITES industry we work in, is playing a significant role in India’s economy. It contributes 8% in total GDP and 25% in total exports. Some of the IT companies we work, are among the top revenue producing companies in the world. The prime reason for all… Continue reading