IT Employees Union to address Layoff concerns
A forum for IT employees is getting themselves all ready to register for the first union of tecky geeks in the country. Vasumathi (Vice president) of the union said, “We are expecting this to happen within next five months” to the PTI in an interview. The forum already have member above 1000 in which there are approx 100 active members. The forum has opened their chapter in various cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, etc. the group has also been waged for several different IT employees who were sacked by many companies in the past. Also, a call for formation of an IT employees union came across after getting reports of various layoffs by several companies who were working and increasing automation in the industry.
A McKindey & Company has launched a report in which he clearly mentioned that almost half of the word force in IT services will be termed as “irrelevant” over the upcoming 3-4 years. McKinsey India managing director Noshir Kaka had also said the bigger challenges for the industry will be to train almost 50-60 per cent of their employees again as there is going to be a shift in the technologies. Vasumathi also said, “The IT employees also know the need to learn continuously and grow with the organization. It is the responsibility of employers to foresee the change in technological trend and re-skill the employees accordingly.” The IT companies are laying off many employees with having a particular profit motive in the same. Also, they are using appraisal process to defend themselves and stating, “Poor performance” to terminate the employees.
Flaying companies for calling laying off almost 10-20 experienced workforces as “trimming the extra fat”, Jayprakash said, “They do not realize that each and every employee has a family to support.”
FITE reshapes to IT Employees Union in Bangalore
The FITE (forum of information technology employees) have been in a strict action since 2008 when a protest was kicked off to bring attention to the state of tamilians in the state of Sri Lanka. It is a forum of almost 1000 members in which approx there are 100 members termed as active members. The calls for this IT employee union was initiated when after receiving a lot of report by large scale layoffs by several IT companies by providing a view of toughening stance of developed nation and also increasing automation in the industry. The search for the executive of the firm Head Hunters India has clearly said that the ratio of job cuts in IT sector would be approx 1.75 lakh and 2 lakh yearly in the upcoming 3 years due to lack of knowledge of the upcoming new technologies. A McKinsey & Co. report had said nearly half of the workforce in the IT services firms will be “irrelevant” over the next 3-4 years.
No legal threats to IT Employees Union in Bangalore
Vasumathi said, “The IT employees also know the need to learn continuously and grow along with the organization. The employer should take full responsibility for the future change in the technological trend and re-skill the employees accordingly.” The IT companies are laying off employees by having a profit motive and they are defending themselves by quoting “poor performance” to terminate the employees.
Layoffs are usually carried on when a particular company suffers from losses. The Industrial Dispute Act states that the employees that are laid off should be given first priority after the company gains financial stability and earns a good amount of profit. They also need to understand that each and every employee has a family to be looked after.