TCS concludes negotiations with Finnish employees

TCS concludes negotiations with Finnish employees New Delhi: Country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services Wednesday said it has concluded negotiations with its employee representatives (ERs) in Finland.

The issue relates to TCS's Finland operations, where the company intends to sack up to 290 employees, a move that the workers say is an attempt to shift jobs to India.

The firm, however, did not reveal the number of employees that it will sack.

"As an outcome of the negotiations, a new organisation model, principles for the staffing-process have been discussed and concluded, along with the action plan for its implementation," TCS said in a release.
The negotiations with the ERs ended yesterday.

"The final number of impacted positions will be known after a period of 8-10 weeks once the new organisation structure is staffed and implemented and all possible redeployment opportunities across TCS have been fully explored," it added.

The firm has a registered office in Helsinki having an employee strength of about 800.

A comprehensive support structure for helping potentially affected employees has also been discussed and concluded, which includes options for out-placement services, severance packages and counselling, the company said in the release.

TCS began negotiations with its Finnish employees on April 23 this year, as part of a process to streamline its operations in the business unit and harmonise them with its established global model.

"We realise that this is a difficult time for our employees and we remain committed to helping them by actively looking for redeployment opportunities within TCS and also by providing out-placement services," TCS Finland Country-head Ruchikar Dalela said.

During this transition period, TCS will provide all support and assistance to help employees plan for their future, Dalela added.

PTI