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 shows 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, ex 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!
The MNCs falsely believe that by silencing the voice of a few employees, they can silence all voices of dissent against their illegalities.
The profit and revenue even during the Pandemic global lockdown, had not reduced and even some sections of business are growing. Inspite of continuing profit and revenue, these IT & ITES MNCs are illegally retrenching employees in the name of role rationalization, cost-cutting, growth plan, performance appraisal, etc..
These retrenchments are against law of land and inhuman, but the Government and its Ministry of Labour and Employment are mere bystanders to this cruel spectacle. We demand immediate action by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and Labour Welfare Department to,
1) Stop the illegal retrenchments immediately
2) Protect the jobs of employees
3) Reinstate the employees & Trade Union leaders
4) Enforce law of land
Alagunambi Welkin, General Secretary, Union of IT & ITES Employees (UNITE) (Reg. No. 3621/CNI) – 7358061136
Parimala, President, Forum of IT Employees, Tamilnadu (Reg. No. 3598/CNI) – 9840713315
Rajadurai, Organizer, NDLF IT Employees Wing (Reg. No. 43/TVR) – 9003009641
Vinod AJ, General Secretary, All India Forum for IT Employees – AIFITE (Reg. No. 3608/CNI) – 9840445400