Think HR Think CHRM
Friday - 29 May 2020 on LinkedIn
Username : Password: Forgot Password?
Trade Unions in IT Industry ??
Human Resources » Industrial Law & Discipline

Chrm Message From: tara Total Posts: 49 Join Date: 25/12/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 10/07/2007 12:22:52 Points: 245 Location: United States

Hello Colleagues,

What is your view regarding formation of Trade Union in IT Industry?

Will it aid in the industrial growth or hamper it?

What I feel is, at this point of time there is no need for Union formation. As of now the needs of IT workers are being met. The standard of living and the quality of work life is much above the standards. In such a scenario I do not find any necessity for the IT workers to form a union for their rights.

If such a union will be formed , what could be the activities? Can anyone predict?

Awaiting for healthy responses ??


Chrm Message From: rajeshroy Total Posts: 55 Join Date: 25/12/2006  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 10/07/2007 12:23:56 Points: 275 Location: United States

With my experience let me tell you that Union per se is not harmful or bad. The problem starts with the entry of local political influence and outside interference, which has given Unions the negative image it has. The good thing about Union is that it stops balant exploitations by unethical management and act as a monitoring agent. Leaving aside the First Rung BPO Companies and IT industries, the exploitation is pretty high with dismal employment terms and working conditions. Actually, we must note one thing i.e. how is these Political Unions gaining popularity in IT Sector (There can be no smoke without fire). The reason is simple, people are been exploited. As long as the corrupt an unethical management systems exist in our Country Unions will always take a major and destructive part as they in collution with Management gains both monetory as well as socio-political and local clout. In the end I would, like to state that I have taken training classes regarding non unionism and have seen that the militancy of Union in majority of cases has the backing of Management.

Chrm Message From: tesmian Total Posts: 63 Join Date: 25/12/2006  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 10/07/2007 12:24:52 Points: 315 Location: United States

Hi Friends,

The Prime motive of the birth of Trade Unionism was to protect the exploitation of Workers from the selfish capitalist and in due course of time Trade Unionism became a part of the Industry with the Government enacting trade Union Laws.

The unions fight for the dignity of labour in terms of wages, proper working condition & better industrial relations. However, the IT sector is the place, wherein a better working culture and fat pay packets are provided as such the venture of trade unionism in these sector will hamper its growth.

further, the important point is that trade unionism consisits of workers only, here the qualification determines a lot, in an industry people with non-professional qualification form the union, however in the IT sector, the prime qualification is of Professional ( Engineer) and technically qualified (Diploma Holders). As such, the role of Unionism in the IT sector is very lean and not bear any fruit.


Related Discussion
Attrition in Pharma Indus
Grade & Salary Structure
Dress Code in Software In
Myths about working in In
Labour Unions and Trade U
Need help on Recruitment
HR in Retail Industry
HR policies in hospitalit
Best practices in manufac
COC in Garment Industry
Related Articles
HR Challenges in IT Indus
Dilemmas of an HR Manager
Retention in a Competitiv
Collective Bargaining wit