23 Dec 2017, 09:28 — 3 min read
Trade Unions will now be a part and parcel of the IT sector as the Labour Department has now clarified that the IT industry is no longer exempt from the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946. The definition of ‘Workman’ under the Industrial Disputes Act would now cover call centre agents and programmmers.
The Karnataka Government has steered the sector clear off the exemption granted to the IT sector by making the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 applicable to the sector. Further, the Tamil Nadu Government has conferred legal status upon the Trade Unions formed in the state.
What does it mean for the IT industry?
The IT industry is fast-paced and highly progressive. The rapid development and urgency for new methods in the sector demands that its workforce is upgraded to meet the newer requirements. It would be apposite to take stock of the regulatory compliances and the ramifications of Unionism in the IT sector:
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