IT workers’ association complains about TCS to labour ministry

Pune Pulse IT workers' association complains about TCS to labour ministry

IT workers' association complains about TCS to labour ministry

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By: Pune Pulse

November 16, 2023

Pune: An employee rights group in the IT sector called the Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) has allegedly complained about Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) with the labour ministry. NITES accused the IT major of forcibly transferring over 2,000 employees in a letter to the ministry.

As per information, NITES alleges that TCS has started moving staff members to different base locations without first consulting them. The affected employees must move to the new location within 14 days, or else their salaries will be withheld, according to the letter. NITES stated in the letter that these requirements have caused emotional and financial strain for the employees. It has requested that the ministry look into TCS’s transfer policies to see if any labour laws are being broken and take the appropriate action.

TCS has been informing staff members via email about their transfer to Mumbai, among other places. It is purported in the email that the transfers are required for business purposes. But it’s claimed that no precise information has been given. The emails state that they must report to the new location within two weeks and will receive reimbursement afterwards.

The majority of the impacted workers have between one and two years of experience, and many of them are based in Hyderabad.

Many of these workers reportedly returned to their hometowns after their employers permitted remote work during the pandemic. Additionally, it is said that employers are finding it difficult to persuade these workers to report back to their offices and base locations.

Shreyas Vange