Category: Economics

IT’s Crisis: Frontline covers the story

The current (June 17, volume 34, Issue 12) issue of Frontline covers the current crisis in Indian IT sector with 8 articles. The links of the articles and their synopsis are given below. A dream in decline The spectre of large-scale job losses haunts the Indian IT services industry, which teeters on the brink of …

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Why Layoffs? “To cheer Share Markets” say CEOs

follow the law, treat employees with respect. Don’t insult and humiliate, branding long serving employees as non-performers.

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Infosys : IT Company or Death Camp? – Poster

IT company OR Death Camp? TN Govt! Prosecute Infosys for making Ilayaraja work 48 hours non-stop! IT friends! Unite to Win 8 Hours Workday & Job Security! Organize as Trade Union!

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“Performance Appraisal Disputes – Seek Remedy by the Trade Union” : Labour Commissioner

The key takeaway is that issues regarding performance appraisal may be raised by the trade union under section 2(k) of the Industrial Disputes Act 1947 before the appropriate forum seeking remedy. In this respect, it is important to form Trade Unions for IT Employees immediately.

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A Senior Infosys Employee Writes to Management

Many employees are being force fitted into bottom performance assessment grades as “Can do better/Needs Improvement” without any valid data points. This is done just to create grounds for their forced resignations/layoffs, terminations in the name of bottom performance.

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Working day and work hours : over-work is a slow killer!

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series 8 hours work day

“By an unlimited extension of the working-day, you may in one day use up a quantity of labour-power greater than I can restore in three. What you gain in labour I lose in substance.”

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“life upside down in a matter of a week” – a Wiproite’s Trauma

They pay more when hiring if they need a person for a project as they don’t want to lose the business. The same reason would be given when they layoff anybody saying salary is more and it is called “financial drive”.

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Cognizant (CTS) Coimbatore Employees Show The Way

This entry is part 20 of 19 in the series Struggle Against Layoffs

Employees getting together in groups and discussing is an important first step. Then arrange physical meetings for more closer group, form a union for legal standing within the company.

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Asked to Resign by HR? : Senior Wipro Employee on How to Handle It!

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Senior Wipro Employee

If company terminates on worst scenario, we can go strong against the company in labour department and in courts. Labour laws are favorable for employees in most cases. These steps are time consuming but chances of win is almost 99%.

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IT Life : Path of Roses or Bed of Thorns? – An Employee View

Initially it has been thought that respect will be given to people who work hard and stay late hours. Then, there were mails which say to work smart and leave early and it has been communicated that smart people finish work early with perfection. In First appraisal cycle, the myth has been broken and shattered.

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“Cognizant layoff plea closed in favour of sacked staff”: Telangana Govt

“We have advised the employees not to tender resignation because once they did that they would lose their right to petition us or move labour courts. A sacked employee has all the right to contest his termination”

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Wipro Layoffs – ”Expected progression, told to resign as part of band inertia”

I was shocked at their decision and requested for a detailed justification for the decision taken against me. HR directed to discuss with Business Managers and conclude. Waiting to discuss with L2 Manager. L1 currently on week long vacation leaving all responsibilities on the shoulders of this so tagged non performer.

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IBM Contract Employees : “But bro our life just f***d off”

“Its just bullshit IBM layoff contractor. We have spent our 4 years in IBM supporting IBM. And our team is more revenue generating team within account”

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Infosys : Truth behind “No Layoffs” Policy – Employee Inputs

This entry is part 19 of 19 in the series Struggle Against Layoffs

We suggest that the pronouncements by IT companies, NASSCOM and their body servant central government should be classified under “Corporate Speak” – giving general, moral statements disregarding all factual information and practical events.

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Wipro : Future Employee Policies – from a Well Wisher

“If any employee refused to divorce their spouse, divorce letter will be automated and send directly through new Bots developed as part of our organization’s initiative”

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