Category: India

Union in IT Sector! Hurdles Overcome!

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series IT Union - Legal Fights

Union in IT Sector! Hurdles Overcome! Put an End to Injustice and Exploitation!! Dear Friends, We belong to New Democratic Labour Front (NDLF) – I.T Employees Wing. We have been working to unionize IT employees for the past one and half years. From daily wage earners to corporate in IT sector, every section of society …

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Letter from TN Labour Secretary on Right to Form Union

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series IT Union - Legal Fights

Letter from Labour Secretary Secretariat, Chennai-9 LΑΒΟUR ΑΝD ΕΜΡLΟΥΜΕΝΤ DΕΡΑRΤΜΕΝΤ Letter No.9172/K2/2015 – 6, dated 30.05.2016 From Thiru. Kumar Jayant, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Government. To iru. S.Karpagavinayagam, Organiser, Puthiya Jananayaga Thozhilalar Munnani, No.110/63, NSK Salai, Kodambakkam, Chennai – 24. Sir, Sub: IT Companies – Enforcement of Labour Law in IT Companies and demands of …

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The price we pay for “progress

India generates about 18.5 lakh tonne electronic waste every year. This figure is expected to reach up to 30 lakh tonne per year by 2018. The government, public and private industries contribute over 70 percent of e-waste, while 15 percent comes from households. Out of the total e-waste generated, only 2.5 percent gets recycled. Sectorwise …

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Firing unfair, wants compensation, Employee gets a tribunal to look into the matter

When an low or middle level employee is fired or made to resign by the company, what option do they have? Usually, the only option is to brush up the resume and to start looking for other jobs. In the meantime, worry to death about how to support the family and pay EMIs. But find …

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BPO automation, cost reductions – implications for employees?

BPO companies and their customers strive continuously for more and more cost reductions (read more work with less employees, less pay and benefits) “Customers want beyond 10-15% cost and performance benefits, to which we found the answer in Robotics –non-invasive software technology to quickly increase efficiencies from business processes.” “BPO 1.0 was about pure offshoring …

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Mass Surveillance silences minority opinions – study

A new study shows that knowledge of government surveillance causes people to self-censor their dissenting opinions online. The research offers a sobering look at the oft-touted “democratizing” effect of social media and Internet access that bolsters minority opinion. The study finds that in the wake of widespread knowledge of government surveillance people tend to silence …

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Indian IT majors reduce hiring numbers

The Big Five software exporters – TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL and Cognizant – together added net 24 per cent fewer employees in 2015 at 77,265. US-listed, Chennai-based Cognizant Technologies down 74.6 per cent from 2014, HCL Technologies down 71 per cent and TCS dip by 6.6 per cent at 26,066. Infosys made a whopping 111.4 …

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Scrap performance appraisal !

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WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! Scrap performance appraisal ! Dear IT friends, We would be confronting this year’s appraisal cycle in the backdrop of massive layoffs by IT giants such as TCS and IBM. After slogging day-and-night for one whole year, we expect pay-hike and promotion as righteous rewards for our efforts. Although we have …

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