FITE to organise drive on labour laws awareness in Hinjawadi

ST Correspondent
Monday, 20 August 2018

Pune: Forum for IT Employees (FITE) Maharashtra Chapter will be organising an awareness drive in Hinjawadi from the first week of September to spread awareness about the importance of labour laws. Pavanjit Mane, President of FITE’s Maharashtra chapter, said that the awareness drive will focus on making employees aware about the Industrial Disputes Act, maternity benefits, necessary facilities that IT companies should provide to its employees, labour commissionerate and others. 

Pune: Forum for IT Employees (FITE) Maharashtra Chapter will be organising an awareness drive in Hinjawadi from the first week of September to spread awareness about the importance of labour laws. Pavanjit Mane, President of FITE’s Maharashtra chapter, said that the awareness drive will focus on making employees aware about the Industrial Disputes Act, maternity benefits, necessary facilities that IT companies should provide to its employees, labour commissionerate and others. 

“We will be creating awareness among the employees through pamphlets about how and when to approach the labour court and how to get their disputes resolved. For instance, if an employee does not get his full and final settlement or an employer is not giving relieving letter, then the employee can approach the labour court to solve the conflict with his employer,” said Mane.

FITE is also planning to spread awareness among women IT employees about the necessary facilities that a company should provide them. “IT companies should have a creche facility and similarly, women IT employees should get all maternity benefits and should be taken back on the same payroll once they join back in the company. 

Another issue to be highlighted is that women employees should have an escort facility when pick and drop are provided to them by the company. The cabs in which IT employees commute should have GPS facility so that it can be tracked in case the cab is going in a different direction from the routine course. We also need to raise our point that in incidents of Maharashtra bandh and other such incidents, companies should inform its employees about functioning on the day. If employees are called to the office on such days, then the company should take responsibility for their safety,” added Mane.

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