Category: Press Releases

Union of IT & ITES Employees (UNITE)

Meeting with Tamilnadu IT Minister

On June 22nd 2021 #UNITE representatives along with CITU Tamilnadu met TN IT minister Mr. Mano Thangaraj and gave a memorandum on IT and ITES employees issues. Specifically on unregulated worktime in #WFH and its impact on health and family was stressed. He assured to take meaningful steps soon.

Impact of Automation/RPA on BPM/ITES Employees

Impact of automation/RPA on BPM/ITES employees

We from 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. The recent report from Bank of America Global Research on the impact of employment due to automation, has created ripple effect of insecurity among employees.…
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IT Employees to support COVID affected

UNITE is proud to be part of the @peopleshelpline initiative of doctors, medical representatives among others. People who are affected with COVID can use this helpline to get free consultation and second opinion from a panel of doctors. COVID related information can be obtained from here. Email : Twitter: @peopleshelpline Facebook: Mobile :…
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IT and ITES Employees May Day Greetings

International Workers Day Greetings

UNITE and it’s members extend our revolutionary greetings to the wage labourers and the people of all countries. Let us remember the sacrifices of workers by which almost 8 hour work day came to reality. Only through continuous fight along with organized employees of various industries we can realize the idea of 6 hours work…
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Demanding Holiday on the Polling Date in Tamil nadu

On Continuous concerns received from employees that companies are forcing them to work on the Polling Date in Tamil Nadu – April 6th. This is being forced since majority of employees are in “Work From Home” Mode. On this backdrop UNITE has written a brief letter to Chief Electoral Officer of Tamilnadu highlighting the issue.…
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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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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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WFH White Paper

White Paper on Work From Home (WFH)

UNITE has surveyed IT and ITES employees of Tamil nadu and prepared a detailed White paper on the opportunities and problems posed by Work From Home for employees angle. NASSCOM has demanded a regressive law for WFH to Government, if we employees allowed that demand to be fulfilled it will lead to a Modern Slavery.…
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UNITE solidarity to BIEN

Extending solidarity with BPO Industry Employees Network(BIEN)

We strongly condemn the recent spate of red-tagging leaders of BPO Industry Employees Network(BIEN), Philippines, on social media. Red-tagging in the Philippines refers to the malicious blacklisting of individuals or organizations critical or not fully supportive of the actions of a sitting government administration. It is used as a means to silence dissidents by the…
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