Tata Technologies Stops Salaries Of 400 Employees Till Year-End; Employee Union Files Complaint With Labor Commissioner
This is indeed a big embarrassment for Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata.
Just a day after scolding IT and ITeS companies for firing employees during this coronavirus pandemic, their own subsidiary: Tata Technologies Limited has not only forcefully placed 400 employees on bench, but also stopped their salaries till year-end.
NITES, a non-profit employee union has filed a complaint with Pune Labor Commissioner against this move.
Tata Technologies Stops Salaries Of 400 Employees
A complaint has been filed by NITES against Tata Technologies Limited for stopping salaries of 400 employees, and placing them on the bench.
As per the recent complaint, Tata Technologies Limited in Pune has suddenly benched the employees, and stopped their salaries by imposing leave without pay till December, 2020.
NITES Files Complaint Against Tata Technologies
NITES (National Information Technology Employees Senate), which is a non-profit dedicated for the welfare and upliftment of IT and ITeS employees have filed a complaint with the Labor Commissioner, due to the sudden leave without pay of 400 employees.
The complaint was raised, after NITES received grievances from these Tata Technlogies employees, who are now left without any salary for next 5 months.
Harpreet Saluja, General Secretary, National Information Technology Employees Senate NITES said, “We have received complaints from employees of Tata Technologies that the company has benched more than 400 employees has also sent employees forcefully on Leave without pay till 31 December 2020. Because of this now pay and jobs of more than 400 employees is at risk. The company has violated Maharashtra state Government’s directions, rules and regulations issued on 31st March 2020. The employees have received communication from HR regarding resign immediately or 6 Months furlough (leave without pay). The employees are under huge pressure and trauma as they are struggling to find new jobs under lockdown.
Tata Group chairman emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday said retrenchment of employees by Indian companies in these Covid-19 unprecedented times is not the solution. It was also claimed that Tata Group has not fired any staff, while several Indian companies have cut workforce because of lack of cash flow after the countrywide lockdown.
Hence we request Tata Technologies to follow what is being claimed and stop the furlough with immediate effect. Forcing employees to resign under lockdown is against Government’s directions and also against the work ethics.”
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.