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Forum for IT Employees files petition on TCS layoff

The Bengaluru chapter of Forum for IT Employees (FITE) has filed a petition to the Deputy Commissioner of Labour – Region-2, in the city regarding the layoff in Tata Consultancy Services.

In the petition submitted on Monday, the forum has sought the intervention of the deputy labour commissioner in the matter. Last week, The Hindu , had reported that the employees along with FITE members met the deputy labour commissioner.

Advocate consulted

The petition was filed by the forum on behalf of TCS employees. However, no employee working in India’s largest IT exporter signed in the petition. FITE also said the petition was filed after consulting with an advocate.

‘Employees scared’

“The employees are scared that TCS will cut their financial benefits and blacklist them, so they have not signed in the petition,” said an active member of the forum.

‘No comments’

When contacted by The Hindu , a TCS spokesperson said, “We would not like to comment on the matter.”

To a question, Sripada, Deputy Labour Commissioner, said: “I have received a petition from the forum of IT employees today on TCS layoff. As the letter is under scrutiny, I would not like to comment more on the matter or any course of action. As a principle of natural justice, we need to hear both the parties. We will send a notice to the company seeking their version.”

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