Capgemini Forcing Employees To Take Leaves During #Coronavirus; Employee Union Wants Action Against Them
Yesterday according to reports, Capgemini tweaked its leave policy in India temporarily, by deducting earned leaves till June end.
And now, as per another development, Capgemini is forcing employees to take leave. This is being done for those employees, who have no projects assigned.
Although this is an interim measure, as per Capgemini, but employees are not amused.
In a written complaint to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the National Information Technology Employees Sena, an IT union in Maharashtra has sought action against the IT giant Capgemini.
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As per an IT employee union, this move by Capgemini can endanger 35,000 jobs in Maharashtra, and they want action against them.
Harpreet Saluja, general secretary of the union, said in the letter, “We have received numerous complaints from employees of Capgemini Technology Services Limited…The company asked employees on April 6, 2020, to apply for leaves with immediate effect. Because of this, the pay and job of 35,000 employees in Maharashtra is at risk.”
The union said this move by the French IT services was a breach as per the norms of the central and state governments’ rules during the lockdown period.
Yesterday, we had reported that Capgemini has reset all earned leaves of all employees till June end, as they have twisted their leave policies.
What Does Capgemini Have to Say?
When contacted, the company said in a statement, “During these unprecedented times, Capgemini’s highest priority continues to be to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees. Our variable pay for 2019 was paid-out to all eligible employees last month as normal. We are going ahead with increments and promotions for all junior professionals effective from April 1, 2020. This constitutes more than 70 per cent of our team members in this cycle. For the rest, planned increments and promotions have been deferred by one quarter and will then go ahead. We have tweaked the leave accumulation only up to Q2 end, and only as an interim measure. Our overall leave policy for the rest of the year remains unchanged and employees can continue to accrue leave as per the policy.”
The company said it has tweaked leave accumulation only up to Q2 end, and only as an interim measure. As per the statement, the overall leave policy for the rest of the year remains unchanged and employees can continue to accumulate leaves according to the policy.
In addition Capgemini said it was going ahead with increments and promotions for all junior professionals which will cover 70% of the workforce effective from April 1, 2020.
For the remaining employees, increments and promotions have been suspended by one quarter.
However, Capgemini has confirmed that they will honor all job offers made till date.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.