Author: welkin

Union of IT & ITES Employees (UNITE)

Panel discussion on Navigating IT industry as a women

International Working Women’s Day 2021

As part of Celebrating International Working Women’s Day on March 8th 2021, Union of IT and ITES Employees (UNITE) organized a panel discussion on “Navigating the IT Industry as a Woman”. The panelists were Women Trade Unionists working in various IT and ITES companies and presided by Dr. Kalpana, Associate Professor at IIT Madras. Entire…
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Navigating the IT industry as a woman

Navigating the IT industry as a woman

As part of celebrating International Working Women’s Day, Union of IT and ITES Employees (UNITE) presents a panel discussion on “Navigating the IT industry as a woman” chaired by Dr. Kalpana K, Associate Professor, IIT Madras. Women trade unionist of UNITE will be presenting the below topics, Microaggression and Workplace Equity by Harthi, V, Member…
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We are not happy Cognizant!

Dear friends, We salute every non-cognizant IT and ITES employees who took part in the today’s solidarity protest, even when you are directly not affected. On 15th Feb 2021 we have announced a call to register dissent against Cognizant’s board of directors decision to increase work day to 10 hours. Many have participated through using…
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UNITE members protest against Cognizant’s 10 hour work day

On 12th Feb 2021, a section of UNITE members took part in the protest happened at Sholiganallur Junction (IT Corridor of Chennai). The protest was organized with demands to stop increasing work time to 10 hours and to reduce the work day to 6 hours and work week to 30 hours. Placards on how increase…
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UNITE's Amendments on Draft Model Standing Orders for Service Sector 2020

Amendments and Recommendations to Draft Model Standing Order, 2020 for Service Sector

We form the Union of IT & ITES Employees (UNITE) a registered trade union (Reg. No. 3621/CNI) of employees working in IT and ITES industry for securing rights and welfare.  We expected the draft to be modern and futuristic to cater the need of democractic and dignified workplace, but on the contrary we find it…
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Adopted Work Report – Oct 2020 to Jan 2021

The Executive Committee of Union of IT and ITES Employees (UNITE) has met on 24th January 2021 to review and adopt the below work report.

Executive Committee Meeting Circular

24th Jan 2021 EC meeting circular

The Executive Committee has met online on 24th Jan 2021. EC began the meeting with registering condolences to the 150+ farmers who lost their lives in the ongoing protests. Followed by below resolutions were presented by President and passed unanimously, 1) Resolution was passed against the pro-corporate, pro-employer, anti-employees Labour Codes 2) Resolution supporting Farmer…
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IT employees in Puducherry bike rally

UNITE members took part in bike rally organized at Puducherry

On 26th January 2020 UNITE members took part in bike rally organized at Puducherry in solidarity with Farmers unions rally at Delhi. Prasanna, Executive Committee Member, Elango, Treasurer and Welkin, General Secretary along with several members took part in the rally.

IT employees at farmers protest

UNITE members arrested along with the protesting farmers and workers

On 23rd Jan 2021 a protest was organized by Central Trade Unions and Farmers Organizations demanding revoking anti-labour codes and anti-farmer laws. A contingent of UNITE took part in the protest happened at Little Mount, Chennai. Among the contingent, Welkin, General Secretary, Ahmed, Executive Committee Member and Prabhu, Executive Committee Member were arrested along with…
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4th year of UNITE

Three years of unionization and the way forward

How:On September 9th 2017 a 13 members organizing committee was formally formed and collectively decided to conduct an inaugural event with 100+ IT and ITES employees at OMR. Illegal retrenchments were increasing from 100s to 1000s employees. On 12/12/2017 Verizon management coerced its 900+ employees to resign amidst hired bouncers. On one side We reached…
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