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Union of IT & ITES Employees (UNITE)

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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Ending violence against women is everyone’s business.

International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women

Ending violence against women is everyone’s business. Take action: 10 ways you can help end violence against women, even during a pandemic 1. Listen to and believe survivors 2. Teach the next generation and learn from them 3. Call for responses and services fit for purpose 4. Understand consent 5. Learn the signs of abuse…
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Why we protest against NASSCOM?

UNITE called for a protest on October 10th 2020, to protest against NASSCOM’s policy recommendations related to Work From Home. As part of that an explanatory video in Tamil is created for circulation. Report of protest happened on 10th October 2020

The International Womens’ Day History: To Remember and Recall

What is Women’s day? “International women’s day” is now celebrated within our workspaces to celebrate womanhood, whereas, it should acknowledge and recognize women’s labour.  It is not what has become of it in contemporary India, a time to conduct cooking competitions for women, or a time for discount sale of jewellery or apparel. Not it…
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Sexual Harassment in The Workplace Legalities – Then and Now

“A single spark can set the prairie alight,” print by Huang Xinbo, People’s Republic of China, 1972. Brief History Rajasthan currently has the highest occurrence of child marriages despite it being illegal and it was no different in the early 1990s. Bhanwari Devi was a Rajasthani government worker who was passionate about women’s rights. While…
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Its verizon this time

Recently a known multinational IT company verizon technologies fired hundreds of workers who are experienced and mid level employees. UNITE intervened in the issue.