Unions resist layoffs in IT sector in IndiaPhoto: Raffi Asdourian, Flickr, (Creative Commons)

As hundreds of employees in the IT sector in India have been losing their jobs, IT Unions FITE and NDLF stepped up their effort to resist these terminations.

Unions resist layoffs in IT sector in IndiaPhoto: Raffi Asdourian, Flickr, (Creative Commons)

Companies such as Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS), Wipro, Capgemini and Tech Mahindra have fired off hundreds of employees. According to the Unions, these terminations are illegal and many employees have been forced to resign.

The Unions have been educating employees about their rights using social media and by leafleting outside IT parks. Additionally, a demonstration was held in one of the major IT hubs in India and petitions were submitted to the government. The Unions argue that system that is used to legitimize the layoffs is unilateral and undemocratic.

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