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

Lok Raj Sangathan, Kamgar Ekta Committee & Various Trade Unions Condemn attacks on jobs of IT sector workers !

  Condemn attacks on jobs of IT sector workers ! Statement by Maharashtra Committee of Lok Raj Sangathan and Kamgar Ekta Committee, 5 June 2017. In recent months thousands of IT workers from large IT companies have been fired. More than 20000 workers from large IT companies like Cognizant Technologies,… 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)

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

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