Five FITE members and employees of TCS from Pune have filed the writ petition in Bombay High Court last week against the indiscriminate terminations of them and to restrain the TCS from terminating the services and to treat them as if they are in employment. The writ petition is expected to be taken up for hearing today in Bombay High Court. All the five petitioners including one women employee raised the disputes related to their terminations in the Labour Commissioner office under the section 2A of the Industrial Disputes Act last week in Pune.
Earlier, on behalf of the affected TCS employees, the Forum for IT Employees (FITE) – Pune Chapter had submitted the petition to the Labour commissioner office in Pune on January 13, 2015 to intervene and to take appropriate actions for the justice of the affected TCS employees. Despite the several correspondences and requests, there has been no response from the authorities and hence the petitioners approached the High Court.
Vinod, FITE coordinator for Mumbai and Pune Chapter was coordinating the affected TCS employees by holding several discussions with legal advisors, labour commissioner office and the High Court advocates in Mumbai and Pune for the past two weeks.
Through the writ petition , the petitioners requested the Honourable High Court to issue a writ of mandamus and/or writ order or direction in the nature of mandamus to direct the Labour commissioner office to admit the disputes raised by the Petitioners in conciliation; and that pending hearing and final disposal of this Petition to restrain TCS from terminating the services of the Petitioners and in case the services have been terminated to restore them to their original position and to treat them as if they are in employment.
On 13 January 2015, Madras High Court issued an ad-interim injunction order restraining TCS to terminate its women employee and a FITE member for four weeks.