Category: Organizational Circular

Union of IT & ITES Employees (UNITE)

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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Adopted Work Report – Oct 2020 to Jan 2021

The Executive Committee of Union of IT and ITES Employees (UNITE) has met on 24th January 2020 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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Demands of IT & ITES Employees in General Strike

General Strike and the role of IT & ITES employees

Dear all, Office Bearers of Union of IT and ITES employees salute the IT & ITES employees for taking part in the historical General Strike, by extending solidarity through social media platforms. Reports from Central Trade Unions claim over 25 crore workers, agricultural workers and other sections of toiling people who produce the wealth of…
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General Strike demands of IT and ITES employees

General Strike Demands

Show your solidarity with the General Strike happening Today the 26th of November 2020. Post your picture with the demands of the strike. 1) Withdraw all the anti-labour codes 2) Revoke all anti-farmer legislation 3) Stop privatization 4) Scrap National Pension Scheme 3) Implement welfare measures for the People

Notes on Labour Codes for Campaign

The new labour codes introduced to replace the existing labour laws and the new farmer bills are anti-worker, anti-farmer and generally anti-people. Privatisation of PSU undertakings are continuing unabated, relief for the poor and the unorganised sector has not been provided by the government. The General Strike called on 26 November is a continuation of…
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