“What’s my pursuit of happiness?”: Confession of an IT Employee.

I always tried to answer the question when I will be happy?  Finally, I admit I don’t have an answer to this question. I come from a small town. The day I started my career I believed my life is going to change. Then, I thought working in the IT industry was a passport to …

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NDLF IT Employees Wings Condemns Congnizant Technology Solutions increase in working  hours

We urge Cognizant to withdraw the exploitative 10-hour work schedule

Cognizant has implemented a new policy that requires employees to work 10 (9+ 1 hour meal break) hours from February 15, 2021.


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How IT companies violate IDA while retrenching employees?

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar

In case of compliance issues also, the company has to perform sufficient inquiry before termination. The main reason is the employee is going to lose the livelihood as his/her job is at stake. The company should hear the employee side before any disciplinary action. They have to conduct an enquiry. The employer has to issue sufficient warnings and memos.

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Submitting self resignation is like committing suicide

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar

Employee submitting self-resignation is like committing suicide. If your HR officer is asking you to commit suicide, what you will do? That is the first question you need to answer yourself before attending HR interview

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Got HR call? – Take this quiz and prepare yourself for the interview

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar

Many people fail in this question. I see many people who called me, and I help them in giving maximum confidence to them before their HR call. But many people accepted self-resignation as they did not able to face HR threats. You need to be mentally strong and should not be influenced by others. Typical example, I will tell others is if you have a property like flat or gold and if HR threatens you to give the property in their name, will you agree or not?

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Layoff Legal Rules – How IT companies ignore Land of Law with their corporate power?

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar

If you see how furloughs are happening in IT companies, readers can understand what IT companies are doing. HR officer call individual employees and gives only 2 options – Accepting leave without pay or Employer will terminate. In this case, employee has no other option other than to choose option of going in loss of pay

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Forced leave without pay – What is in it for IT Employees?

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar

We, IT employees, show our protest in social medias against various issues. This policy change is going to affect our IT field as a whole. If we allow this policy to be imposed, next generation IT workman cannot able to work safely in this industry. It is our responsibility of IT employees to show our condemn against such unethical practice happening in IT industry

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IT Companies turning into Unorganized sector – What is in for employees?

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar

Tata Technologies brought such policies first into the IT sector. As per the Economics Time article dated Jul 24,  it introduced a new policy that asked employees to go on forced leave till the end of the year 2020. ( for the period of 4 to 5months). As per the report, Tata Technologies asked nearly 400 employees to go on loss of pay.

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Impact of Holiday Shutdown policy on IT Employees

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar

The companies are fine tuning this leave policy year on year and have increased year on year targets. They even digitalized this exercise and appoints specialised HR teams to drive and initiate these exercises. The HR officers are also implementing these exercises of organisation and excited about their achievements on reaching the targets

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The Dilemma in Taking up the Legal Fight when you are terminated.

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar

We looked at the need for unions in the last part.

In this part, before going to Comrade Palanichamy’s story, let us try to find the answer for what termination means to any employee. Sudden termination is definitely an extreme shock for many of the employees.

We have covered news about various ways people behave on receiving termination from employment in articles published in our union website over the last 3 years.

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Press Release – Joint statement of IT & ITES employees unions against illegal retrenchments and demanding immediate reinstatement of Trade Union leaders.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic period the IT and ITES Multi National Companies like Cognizant, Wipro, Hexaware, Capgemini, Accenture, etc., illegally retrenching thousands of employees across the country. Quarterly reports of these companies show more than 25000 IT & ITES Employees lost their employment during this Pandemic period.

All the IT & ITES employees unions across the country are working to bringing justice to the employees affected due to the illegal practices of these MNCs. Out of which, Mr. Shyam Sundar, Former Office Bearer of NDLF IT Employees Wing and Mr. Vinod AJ, General Secretary of All India Forum for IT Employees – AIFITE, employed with Wipro and Cognizant respectively were illegally terminated for standing by the affected employees. We strongly condemn that!

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Why IT Companies Allergic to Unions?

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar

In my previous article, I have written about termination of my employment from the company for which I worked for the last 18.5 years.

There is another termination of a unionist this week. A.J. Vinod who is the president of Forum for IT Employees also got terminated last week. Last year, Elavarasan who is the General Secretary of FITE got terminated.

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“I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar”

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series I, IT employee named Shyam Sundar

My name is Shyam Sundar. I worked with one of the top 5 Indian IT companies. I have around 23 years of experience in IT industry.

I want to start this story from the most recent event. Yes, today [03-08-2020I received termination letter from the company for which I worked for the past 18.5 years. This termination comes as a surprise to me as I did not have any intimation from my company regarding my termination. After 18.5 years of service, I was issued a perfunctory termination letter.


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Online Monthly Members Meeting – August 2020

Invitation for members to join our online members meet for the month of August 2020

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Wipro forcing employees to go on Loss of Pay during the pandemic

Rishad Premji, Chairman of Wipro in his press release mentioned that Wipro has no plan to lay off any of its employees. If Wipro is forcing employees to go on LOP, is it not called as layoff? Why Wipro is acting against the announcement of its Chairman? Did Chairman tell a blatant lie in front of the media as the happening in the company contradict his statement?

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