Pune-based worker union for IT/ITes corporations Nascent Info Know-how Workers Senate (NITES) has filed a criticism with the Labour Commissioner’s workplace in Pune to take authorized motion in opposition to Tata Applied sciences, Hinjewadi, Pune. Harpreet Saluja, President, NITES mentioned they’ve acquired a number of complaints from workers of Tata Applied sciences, Hinjewadi, Pune on being “illegally terminated below the pretext of sustaining the profitability of the enterprise throughout the pandemic.”
Saluja defined that the IT agency had put round 400 workers on furlough in June 2020, which primarily meant that they have been on the rolls of the agency, and had entry to company insurance coverage however wouldn’t get their month-to-month compensation. These workers continued to be on go away with out pay until 31 December 2020. “IT corporations akin to Tata Applied sciences fall below the purview of The Industrial Disputes Act and the Outlets and Institutions Act, the place there isn’t a idea of furlough, making it unlawful,” Saluja informed Monetary Categorical On-line.
On March 1, Saluja mentioned round 800-1000 workers acquired an electronic mail of termination. Monetary Categorical On-line has a duplicate of the e-mail the agency despatched to one of many workers who requested anonymity.
“The corporate has didn’t pay the wage of those workers for the final eight months. Due to this unlawful termination initiated on 01st March 2021 now jobs of greater than 800 workers are in danger. The corporate has violated Maharashtra state Authorities’s instructions, guidelines and rules issued on thirty first March 2020 and different statutory labour legal guidelines,” wrote NITES in its criticism to the Labour Commissioner, Pune.
“We anticipate state/central authorities authorities to replace us with a framework to sort out such a scenario….We anticipate associated authorities to take strict measures and set an instance to keep away from such insensitive behaviour in the direction of workers in future,” the letter acknowledged.
Tata Applied sciences refuted the claims about terminating 800 workers. “Based mostly on our discussions with a piece of our workers, who have been already on the bench, that they had opted to proceed on paid go away adopted by unpaid go away for a time frame. Nevertheless, they continued to be on the rolls of the Firm and have been additionally lined below the Firm’s medical health insurance coverage together with their instant relations throughout this section,” mentioned the corporate’s spokesperson.
He added, “We have been profitable in redeploying practically 18% of this expertise pool in initiatives that got here via the yr since then. Nevertheless, following the passage of serious time, we’re culminating our relationship with the remaining set of those workers whereas adhering to all statutory norms.”