Amazon: Following a complaint by the employee union Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) alleging a violation of labour regulations, the Labour Ministry has summoned Amazon India’s public policy manager.
According to sources, the notification states “You are therefore requested to attend this office with all relevant records in the matter either personally or through an authorised representative on the aforesaid date and time without fail.”
Employees are allegedly being forced to leave the company
Amazon employees are allegedly being coerced to leave the company, according to a letter filed by NITES to Union Labour Minister Bhupender Yadav. The petition also requested an investigation.
The letter explained that the livelihood of the employees and their families is in jeopardy and that the employees have been supplied information on a voluntary separation programme with a deadline for completion of this procedure of November 30.
The Industrial Disputes Act, according to NITES, forbids firing an employee without first receiving government approval. The letter stated that the affected workers must also receive a copy of the application. The letter also stipulates that a worker who has been employed continuously for at least a year cannot be let off unless they are also given notice three months in advance.
Statement from NITES
The president of NITES, Harpreet Saluja, stated in a statement, “We are looking forward to justice for employees. This is a sigh of relief for Amazon India employees for time being. We are hoping that the unethical Voluntarily Separation Policy introduced by Amazon will be scrapped by the Government authorities.”
According to reports, Amazon will likely cut up to 10,000 positions in this wave of layoffs, which will last until 2023.