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India: first official trade union for IT industry

On 7 November 2017, the Karnataka State IT/ITES Employees Union (‘KITU’) was officially registered and recognised under the Trade Union Act, 1926 (‘TU Act’) and Karnataka Trade Unions Regulations, 1958. KITU claims to have about 250 IT industry employees as members. The formation of a trade union to fight for the cause of IT industry employees in India has been in the making for several years, with unrecognised groups already in existence. The movement has gained greater impetus with the increase in lay-offs and retrenchment in the IT sector and with the prospect of more in the near future. Ganzen Artikel lesen