FITE & Affected Wipro, Hewlett-Packard and J.P. Morgan Employees filed Petitions – Bengaluru

Date: 22.07.2017 Chennai  Press Release   On June 21st members of Forum for IT Employees (F.I.T.E) and affected IT employees from Wipro, Hewlett-Packard and J.P. Morgan submitted petitions to the Labour Commissioner (LC) of Karnataka. These petitions raise a dispute under the Industrial Dispute Act and demand that the LC… Continue reading

FITE stands with unfairly wrongfully terminated J.P Morgan Employee – Press Release

Date: 21.06.2017 Bengaluru   Press Release   FITE stands with unfairly wrongfully terminated J.P Morgan Employee   Good Corporate Governance rests on ethical business behaviour of being fair and building integrity and faith among all its employees. It ensures application of sound business principles keeping in view the interest of… Continue reading

FITE Representative met Hon. Justice Mr.P.B.Sawant (retd) Supreme Court of india

On 18th June, 2017, Mr.Elavarasan Raja, FITE Co-ordinator, Pune \ Mumbai  met with the Honourable Justice Mr P.B.Sawant (Retd), Supreme Court of India. Honourable Justice have appreciated the efforts of FITE and given his full support to the FITE organization. As part of the continuous support FITE garnering from various… Continue reading

FITE Employee Employers & Pune Labour Commissioner Conciliation update – Press Release

Date: 15 Jun 2017 Pune Press Release   On 15th June, as scheduled, an employee– employer meet took place in the assistant labor commissioner’s (Maharashtra) office in Pune. Representatives of management from Vodafone, Cognizant and Tech Mahindra were present, Wipro not yet attend this meeting. The employers continued to deny… Continue reading

Cognizant Management 3rd meets FITE & Layoff Employees in Chennai LC – Press Release

Date: 24 May 24, 2017 Chennai   Press Release Labour Department had called for a follow up meeting between Cognizant and its employees   affected by termination process today, May 24, 2017.   Cognizant representatives had met the Labour Department Commissioner before the scheduled time and had just repeated same words,… 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