The Latest Tata Technology layoff put 800 employees jobs at stake. Last year during the pandemic Tata Technology asked 400 employees to find a project or ready for layoff were holding salary.
Pune-based employee union, Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) has filed a complaint with the Labour Commissioner’s office in Pune to take legal action against Tata technologies for layoff the jobs of 800 employees.
Harpreet Saluja, President, NITES, said they had received several complaints from employees of Tata Technologies, Hinjewadi, Pune, on being “illegally terminated under the pretext of maintaining the profitability of the business; during the pandemic.”
Saluja further said that Tata Technologies had put around 400 employees on leave in June 2020, which meant that they were on rolls of the firm and had access to corporate insurance but would not get their monthly compensation.
These employees continued to be on leave without pay till December 31, 2020.
He said, “Tata technologies come under the purview of The Industrial Disputes Act and the Shops and Establishment Act, where there is no concept of furlough, making it illegal.”
On March 1, more than 800 employees received an email of the termination, as disclosed by one employee of the firm, who did not wish to be named.
NITES has demanded strict action against Tata Technologies and immediately release of pending salary for the employees.
Tata Technologies’ spokesperson denied the claims of news that 800 employees are terminated; the statement is false and sensational and seeks to add color to a business process undertaken over six months before.
He said that in July 2020, in response to challenges aroused out of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we had undertaken measures to make Tata Technologies an agile, responsive, and flexible organization. Based on discussions with some employees on the bench, they had decided to go on paid leave, followed by unpaid leave for some time.
However, they continued to be on the Company’s rolls and were also covered under the Company’s health insurance policy during this phase.