Retrenched IT employees protest mass lay-off

Dozens of working and retrenched employees protested in Hyderabad on 8th September against the ongoing mass lay-offs in the Information Technology sector.

IT workers protest at Freedom ParkIT Workers protest against retrenchment in Bengaluru

The Forum of IT Professionals has clarified that “Over the last three months, up to 25,000 people have been sacked in the city by different companies. Some of terminations are brutal in that people who have put in over 10 years of experience are asked to sign on a paper, denied access and then asked to leave. These people have no recourse.”

An employee was asked to leave on return from maternity leave without any basis. Another, was asked to sign a stamp paper on ‘separation agreement’ that he will not contest the final settlement agreed upon.

The protesting employees have demanded that the government must come out with a white paper on retrenchments in the IT sector. Only this will confirm the number of people who lost their jobs. These employees pointed that there is no job creation in the Telangana IT sector. “The government is giving all goodies to the IT companies but they are not bothered about employees,” said one of the protestors.

The Forum of IT professionals demanded strict implementation of a host of laws like Shops and Establishments Act, Industrial Employment Standing Orders Act etc. beside an active role by Labour Commissioner. Currently, 1,600 petitions are pending before the Labour Commissioner. But no action is being taken.

Tag:   

Share Everywhere

IT Workers    retrenchment    protest    bengaluru    Sep 16-30 2017    Struggle for Rights    Rights     2017   

PARTY DOCUMENTS

thumbnail

This document, What Kind of Party?, was presented by
Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee
of the Communist Ghadar Party of India to the Second
National Consultative Conference held December 29-30, 1993.

Click on the cover image to download the PDF

 

Click to Download PDFThe first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Manifesto 2014Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

History of Ghadar PartyA Presentation of Communist Ghadar Party of India

100 years ago Ghadar Party was formed by Indians in the US.It was historic milestone in our anti-colonial struggle.

The goal of this party was to organise a revolution to liberate our motherland from British servitude and establish a free and independent India with equal rights for all. It believed this to be the necessary condition for our people to hold their heads high anywhere in the world.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)