IT employee unions for 'compassionate unionism'

The IT employee associations on Sunday sought to allay fears of Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy towards trade unionism, saying that they do not believe in ‘hartals’ and lockouts, but “compassionate unionism”, where problems are addressed in a holistic manner.

“We totally disagree with Narayana Murthy’s fear over formation of unions. We believe in compassionate unionism, where the problems are addressed in a holistic manner, without causing much harm to the IT sector,” Forum for IT Employees (FITE) Vice President Vasumathi said.

“If Murthy speaks about compassionate capitalism, why shouldn’t we be talking about compassionate unionism? IT professionals across the board are not keen on strikes and violent protests,” she said.
All India IT Employees

Association President Muqeemuddin said there are several mechanisms, other than hartals and strikes, to put pressure on the government, one of the most potent being the social media.

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