In the state set for renewal in 2019 with the Standing Order Act for IT industry, around 600 Karnataka state IT/ ITES trade Union are willing to create awareness among IT professionals throughout the state in various ways to serve their interest forward. It would help these professionals for standardizing HR policies.
Vineet Vakil, general secretary of the Karnataka IT and ITes Trade Union said, “We are first planning to conduct meetings all over Bengaluru at various IT hubs such as Marathahalli, Bellandur, Nagavara. We want to take inputs and create a sort of public opinion on various issues related to the Act. Then, we will create a model that keeps in mind our interest and we will submit it to the government”.
Vakil further added, “Many companies have very good leave policy, others do not. Many others have arbitrary hire and fire conditions but no standard compensation models. We want to know what the exact condition of workers is in various places.”
To ensure some basic service conditions of workers and employees, standing orders need to be followed by every industry sector. Vakil on last Sunday, in one of the IT Union organized by the CPI(M), says, “We are an independent organisation and will continue being so. However, our members need to be more aware politically. If any party comes to help our cause then we welcome it.”