BENGALURU: Close to 3,000 members under the Information Technology Employees Union, will stage a protest on Saturday against the recent layoffs in the IT sector.
Addressing the media here on Wednesday, union president A C Kumaraswamy said a protest will be organised at Freedom Park from 10 am to condemn the layoffs by IT companies and seek the government’s intervention in assuring job security.
“In the recent past, at least 56,000 people have been fired across the country. They were given no prior notice and are struggling to make a livelihood now,” he added. The Union has, among their other demands sought that the state government give six months pay to any employee who is sacked.
“Many of them get calls from the HR overnight asking them to put down their papers failing which they would be terminated by the company. We are living under so much fear. Lakhs of them will be sacked in the days to come,” he added.
The Union members also claimed that the NASSCOM blacklisted those people who took part in protests and it would make it tough for them to get jobs elsewhere. They also claimed that terms of service agreements were also violated. “If they hire employees for only a stipulated period, it is mandatory for them to seek permission from the Labour Ministry. Even this is not done,” said Kumaraswamy.