IT Employees Protest Against Lay Offs by Cognizant in Chennai
By Mehnaz : 09-May-2017
CHENNAI, TN: Two major groups the Forum of IT Employees, FITE and the New Democratic Labour Front, NDLF has filed a petition to the Tamil Nadu Government against the unfair dismissals of employees at Cognizant. A legal action was taken at the Tamil Nadu labour department to safeguard the interests of software engineers who were removed on performance grounds.
However, the Cognizant industry has clearly refused that there were no layoffs at all. The workers were released because they were not able to meet the exact requirements of the company and cater to the needs of the clients as well.
Meanwhile, the NDLF affiliated wing plans to expand the union to the other states. It is currently present in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The NDLF has now made a decision to move towards Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Telangana also. In order to sue the grievances with the labour department against the alleged sacking of the workforce.