IT workers’ union NITES (Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate) has taken their grievance against Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to the Ministry of Labour and Employment citing the company’s alleged “unethical transfer practices”.
An email sent to TCS for comments on the issue did not receive a response.
NITES has reported receiving over 180 complaints alleging that TCS has been “systematically forcing” more than 2,000 employees to relocate to different cities without appropriate notice or consultation, causing significant hardship to the employees and their families.
According to NITES, the company has warned the employees that failure to comply with the transfer directions will result in disciplinary actions.
NITES President Harpreet Singh Saluja stated, “We are deeply concerned about the unethical transfer practices of Tata Consultancy Services… We have urged the Ministry of Labour and Employment to investigate TCS’ actions and take appropriate measures to protect IT workers from such unethical practices.”
NITES has accused TCS of subjecting its employees to unnecessary hardship and violating their rights. The union has called on the Ministry of Labour and Employment to investigate the company’s transfer practices to ascertain if they violate labour laws and if so, to take appropriate action against the company.
“We urge the Ministry of Labour and Employment to take immediate action to investigate TCS’ transfer practices and take appropriate action against the company. We also request the ministry to formulate new policies and regulations to protect IT workers from unethical transfer practices,” NITES expressed in its letter to Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav.
NITES emphasized its commitment to fighting for the rights of IT workers and ensuring that they are not subjected to unethical practices such as forced transfers.
NITES, which focuses on the protection of IT/ITES employees from various financial, legal, labour, and social problems, asserted that it represents the collective voice of IT professionals across the nation.
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