News Contact Us

TechM receives notice over complaints on salary cuts during lockdown

Author : Saipriya Iyer | Published Date : 2020-05-11 

Tech Mahindra, an Indian IT company, has reportedly received a notice issued by the Pune labour commissioner over complaints on salary cuts during the coronavirus lockdown in India. The NITES (National Information Technology Employees Senate) reportedly claimed that the Tech Mahindra staff complained to the organization regarding cuts to their allowances.

Sources familiar with the matter have reported that the company was planning to discontinue the shift allowances between ?5,000 to ?10,000 per employee from 1st May. The move will adversely impact 13,000 employees of the company. The notice issued by Nikhil Walke, Assistant Labour Commissioner, reportedly asked the company not to reduce the salaries of the employees and violate the rules of the government.

The NITES has reportedly demanded strict action against this IT services provider in Pune alleging that the company has neglected the basic human rights policies and violated the regulations in Maharashtra state. Sources further added that the complaint issued by the labor commissioner alleged that the salary cuts were aimed at maintaining the profitability of the company. The state government has already instructed the employers not to deduct salaries or lay off employees during the nationwide lockdown.

A Tech Mahindra spokesperson stated that the company will continue to pay the shift allowances to all its associates who are at client locations or attending the office as per the policy. The shift allowances were offered as an additional payment to employees due to travel to office at varying work hours and other out of pocket expenses. In addition to Tech Mahindra, the IT company Wipro also received a similar pay cuts-related notice issued by the Pune Labour Commissioner.

The country is currently under a nationwide lockdown, which began on 25th March, to curb the spread of the coronavirus and contain the pandemic. Several private offices have been closed and their operations have been affected as employees continue to work from home to ensure social distancing.

Source credit:


About Author

Saipriya Iyer

Saipriya Iyer

Saipriya Iyer presently works as a content developer for fractovia.org. Having dabbled with the domain of content creation for nearly half a decade, she now boasts of an enviable portfolio, holding substantial experience in penning down pieces related to technology, finance, and a wide spectrum of other industry verticals. A qualified computer engineering graduate from the University of Pune, Saipriya can often be found leveraging her knowledge of software technology and electronics in her write-ups. She can be contacted at- [email protected] | https://twitter.com/saipriya_i

Related News

Telstra beats rollout target & launches 5G network across 47 cities

Published Date: 2020-05-27         Author: Saipriya Iyer

Telstra is reportedly building its 5G network ahead of time and has extended its reach across 47 Australian cities. Additionally, the company is unveiling a mobile broadband device that can compete directly with the NBN (National Broadband Network). As per the statement made by Channa Seneviratne... Read More

BigBasket plans to raise $150-200M funds to boost online grocery sales

Published Date: 2020-05-26         Author: Saipriya Iyer

BigBasket is reportedly planning to raise funds worth nearly $150-200 million, owing to the rising opportunities of online grocery sales due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. In the initial days of the lockdown, supply chains were disrupted. However, e-Commerce has emerged subsequently as the ... Read More

Uber to shift its APAC HQ from Singapore as COVID-19 impact worsens

Published Date: 2020-05-21         Author: Saipriya Iyer

Uber Technologies, the renowned American ride hailing company, is reportedly planning to move its Asia-Pacific HQ out of Singapore over the coming 12 months, as COVID-19 outbreak continues to disturb its business. The APAC hub would be shifted to another city within the region. The US-based firm ... Read More

© 2020 Fractovia. All Rights Reserved