“TCS Faces Allegations of Unethical Transfer Practices as IT Workers’ Union NITES Seeks Government Intervention”


The IT workers’ union, NITES, has lodged a complaint against Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for alleged “unethical transfer practices,” claiming that over 2,000 employees are being forced to relocate without proper notice. The union has approached the Ministry of Labour and Employment, urging an investigation and protective measures for affected IT workers.

In a significant development, the Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES), a union representing IT workers, has filed a complaint with the Ministry of Labour and Employment against Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), accusing the company of engaging in “unethical transfer practices.”

According to NITES, TCS is allegedly orchestrating the relocation of more than 2,000 employees to different cities without providing adequate notice or consulting the affected individuals. The union claims to have received over 180 complaints from employees who have been adversely impacted by these purportedly forced transfers.

Pune-based NITES has expressed deep concern about what it perceives as TCS subjecting its employees to unnecessary hardship and violating their rights through these relocation initiatives. The union has asserted that TCS has cautioned employees that non-compliance with the transfer directives will lead to disciplinary actions.

NITES President Harpreet Singh Saluja stated, “We are deeply concerned about the unethical transfer practices of Tata Consultancy Services… We have urged the Ministry of Labour and Employment to investigate TCS’ actions and take appropriate measures to protect IT workers from such unethical practices.”

The union is calling on the Ministry of Labour and Employment to scrutinize TCS’s transfer practices to ascertain whether they contravene labor laws. If violations are identified, NITES is urging the ministry to take suitable action against the company. In a letter addressed to Labour and Employment Minister Bhupender Yadav, NITES has also appealed for the formulation of new policies and regulations safeguarding IT workers from unethical transfer practices.

“We urge the Ministry of Labour and Employment to take immediate action to investigate TCS’ transfer practices and take appropriate action against the company. We also request the ministry to formulate new policies and regulations to protect IT workers from unethical transfer practices,” said NITES in its letter.

NITES, known for advocating the rights of IT/ITES employees, vows to persist in its efforts to ensure that workers are shielded from unethical practices, including forced transfers. The union represents the collective voice of IT professionals nationwide, focusing on their protection from various financial, legal, labor, and social challenges.

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