Indian IT staff could unionise, putting offshore model into question

Trade union organisations in India are calling on millions of Indian IT workers to unionise as fears over mass redundancies spread across the country’s IT services industry.

Talk of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s biggest IT services provider, reducing its workforce of more than 300,000 by 10% has fueled fears in India’s IT sector

It’s also been speculated IBM is planning to cut its workforce in the country by 50,000. According to a report from India, the IT giant has already reduced its India-based workforce from about 165,000 in 2011 to 113,000 in 2014.

According to the International Business Times, the All India Trade Union Congress and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions has asked software engineers to plan a strategy to resist the alleged workforce cut planned by India’s largest software services firm. This collective activity would amount to unionisation.

Read more at: Indian IT staff could unionise, putting offshore model into question by Karl Flinders

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