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Techies on warpath over layoffs
Forum of Information Technology Professionals (Forl T) organised a huge rally, “Walk for Justice” here on Friday. The rally, which originated from Lemon Tree Hi-Tec City, went through Ananth Tech Park and concluded at Raheja Mindspace.
Hyderabad: Forum of Information Technology Professionals (Forl T) organised a huge rally, “Walk for Justice” here on Friday. The rally, which originated from Lemon Tree Hi-Tec City, went through Ananth Tech Park and concluded at Raheja Mindspace.
During the process of the rally, whistle-stop meetings were held. More than 600 people attended the meetings. The professionals participated in the rally with enthusiasm and raised slogans. As many as 4,500 pamphlets were distributed aimed at creating awareness of Labour laws that should protect the IT employees.
Slogans like “we want justice,” and “down with corporate greed” were raised. They also raised slogans like “give back my job,” and “give back my life.”
While addressing the gatherings, Kiran Chandra, founder member of ForIT, pointed out that it is illegal to retrench employees under the guise of underperformance. He asserted that the employees are protected under the law of the land and no one can be fired without due process of law.
The rally, which passed through the heart of Hitech city, witnessed participation from many different IT companies. The main demands included immediate stoppage of retrenchments, and reinstatement of sacked employees.
The retrenched employees are advised to contact the Labour Commissioner and the Deputy Development Commissioner, SEZ. For more information, the employees may contact Kiran Chandra on 9490098011 / 8008503611, according to a press statement.