CITU raises concern over wage cuts, terminations in IT sector

They are in violation of the Centre’s March 20 advisory to employers, it says

April 08, 2020 06:15 pm | Updated 06:22 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

CITU general secretaryTapan Sen.

CITU general secretaryTapan Sen.

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) on April 8 wrote to the Union Labour and Employment Ministry highlighting cases of wage cuts and job terminations in the IT sector, in violation of the Ministry’s directive to companies during the lockdown .

In the letter to the Secretary, the CITU said this was its fifth such communication to it regarding the violations of the March 20 advisory to employers.

State Helpline numbers | Interactive map of confirmed cases in India

“Incidentally, all the cases of such gross violations brought to your notice for action were in the establishments owned by the Central government,” CITU general secretary Tapan Sen wrote.

After highlighting violations in banks, jute mills and tea gardens in West Bengal and border roads and hydro power projects in Jammu and Kashmir, the CITU said this time it was raising concerns in the IT sector in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. It asked the Ministry to intervene in the matter as well.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.