NITES Urges Govt To Act Against Wipro

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Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES), the IT sector employees union, has submitted a letter to the Ministry of Labour and Employment

Requesting them to take necessary action regarding the delay in joining process of more than 2,000 campus hires at Wipro.

Livelihood of 1000s of students and employees is now jeopardised,

These students applied for a job in Wipro around September 21,” NITES  wrote in a letter dated September 24. ET has a copy of the letter.

According to the letter, the students applied for a job in Wipro in  September 2021 and after going through assessment & interviews, they got offer letters with package of Rs 3.5Lpa

NITES alleges that in February 2022, the company told employees that  they would either have to pay for training which would cost Rs  30,000-40,000.

Else need to undergo an unpaid internship and training programme called Velocity for a period of 3 months.

The company promised to upgrade the salary of these students/employees to Rs 6.5 Lpa on the  condition they passed the training program with 60% & above marks.

The unpaid internship ended around July 2022, with the joining of these employees supposed to be completed in August 2022.

But Wipro kept postponing the joining or onboarding date, says the letter.