Source | trak.in |
In a startling development, it has been revealed that leading IT company Wipro has benched around 300 employees during this lockdown phase, and as a result, their salaries have been slashed.
Maharashtra based IT union National Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) has complained about this to the Pune Labour commissioner about this. And based on this complaint, office of the Labor Commissioner has issued a notice to Wipro.
Find out the details about Wipro benching its employees right here!
Wipro Benches Employees; NITES Demands Strict Action
The letter by NITES states that Wipro BPO located in Pune (Phase 2 Hinjewadi) has benched its employees starting 23 April 2020 and that the jobs of 300 employees have been put at risk.
Further, the letter points out that this is a clear violation of Maharashtra state Government’s and Central Government’s directions, rules and regulations.
These employees include those working in the travel and hospitality vertical of Wipro.
The letter states, “On behalf of NITES, Maharashtra we would like to bring to your notice that we have received complaints from employees of Wipro BPO Pune Phase 2 Hinjewadi regarding putting employees on bench to maintain profitability of business under COVID-19 pandemic.”