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

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

FITE Announcement

  Dear Friends, We hear some announcements in the name of FITE (Forum For IT Employees). We would like to emphasis that this website is the only official page of Organisation.  Any other announcement in the name of FITE with different contact details, Website  email id’s & Facebook Pages are… 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

Terrifying appraisal in __S

After having worked/spent/lived in IT sector for around 10 years, this is my prediction on how the internal-fighting would occur in __S over survival of employees after laying off the employees who are characterized as average performers using a illogical appraisal process. And, this is not to hurt any employees,… Continue reading

Initiate a judiciary probe into the TCS layoffs : Fact finding panel demands the State

Today in Chennai, the fact finding committee over the TCS layoffs issue released the report comprising its findings, conclusions and recommendations and addressed the media in Chennai Press Club.  The fact finding committee comprising  senior journalist, academician, legal expert and labour rights activist, was instituted with the request of the… Continue reading

A TCSer’s open letter to Mr. Chandra (CEO , TCS) !

Dear Mr. Chandra, TCS is world leader technology service provider.  You are working hard to make TCS more agile and competitive. All employees are happy to strengthen your hands. You have won various prizes like best CEO of the year. TCS market cap has grown multi fold, TCS margin is… Continue reading

FITE will continue the struggle against TCS ‘layoffs’

Forum for IT Employees (F.I.T.E.) was formed by a group of IT professionals to bring together employees of various IT and ITES companies in the last week of December 2014. The forum works as a platform to speak out for the welfare and rights of IT and ITES employees of India. Currently, the forum is… Continue reading

Another FITE member got interim stay on termination by TCS

Despite the stiff opposition by TCS counsel, the Honourable Madras High Court issued an ad-interim injunction order restraining TCS to give effect of its termination letter to a 36 year old male employee for two weeks . The High Court also directed the Labour Conciliation Officer to commence the proceedings… Continue reading

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