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FITE claims to have helped filing 85 petitions against alleged IT layoffs

The Forum claims that at least around 3,000 IT employees have approached it

BS Reporter  |  Chennai 

FITE

The Forum for IT Employees (FITE) said that around 85 petitions have been filed with the labour departments of various states against major IT and several others for alleged

is an organisation trying to form a union of IT employees.

Speaking to reporters in Chennai, Vinod A J, general secretary of the forum said that in the next few weeks around 100 sacked employees will be filing complaints against their under its guidance.

The Forum claims that 47 laid off employees have filed a petition with the labour department in Pune. The petitioners hail from various organisations including Cognizant, Wipro, Vodafone, Intel and Tech Mahindra.  Former and Tech Mahindra employees have filed thirteen petitions in Hyderabad.

The pleas have been filed under the sections 2A (for individuals) and 2K (for a collective party) of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

It may be recalled and other have refuted the allegations and stated that they are not laying off their employees.

The Forum claims that at least around 3,000 IT employees have approached them. The Forum also plans to approach various political parties seeking their support.

First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 17:52 IST
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