Tata Technologies puts less than 400 employees on the bench due to COVID-19 impact on business
A global engineering & product development digital services company, Tata Technologies, has put some of its employees on the bench till 31 Dec 2020 due to COVID-19 impact on business.
Tata Technologies spokesperson said, “fewer than 400 employees had been put on the bench, on paid leave, followed by unpaid leave.”
“In response to the changing business environment, we are focused on making Tata Technologies a nimble, responsive, and flexible organization. Consequently, we have undertaken several actions including optimization of our bench resources,” the spokesperson said as ET report.
The company has also said, “The employees continue to be on the rolls of the company and the families will be covered under the company health insurance policy till the end of the year.”
“In case they opt to not take the option, the statutory redundancy process would be applicable. An overwhelming majority of such employees have opted to go on paid/ unpaid leave option as it allows them to be on the rolls and also covered under group Mediclaim which is important under current circumstances. We intend to bring them back on full-time roles if demand comes back, as anticipated,” said the company spokesperson.
IT Union, The National Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) has filed a complaint on behalf of the employees with the Labour Commissioner in Pune. NITES requested to take appropriate legal action against Tata Technologies.
Harpreet Saluja, the general secretary of NITES said, “the employees had been asked to respond to an email informing of this situation by 22nd July. And requested that the company should follow what Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata had said about retrenchment of employees in these unprecedented times not being a solution.
In the IT industry, the bench refers to the section of a company’s employees that isn’t working on any project for the time being but remains on the rolls and receives a regular salary, find a project soon or ready for Layoff…
Tata Technologies is a Tata Group company headquarters in Pune India that provides services in engineering and design, product lifecycle management, manufacturing, product development, and IT service management to mainly automotive and aerospace equipment manufacturers. Tata Technologies has a total of 9000 employees and the company operates in 25 countries and it is the subsidiary of Tata Motors.