Indian IT Services workforce set to return to office amidst labor issues

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After months of working from home, India’s IT services industry expects employees to return to the office for at least three days a week from October 10.

Wipro’s email to its India-based staff this week states that from October 10, offices will be open all weekdays except Wednesday to enable personal connections.

“We encourage you to work from the office on at least three of these four days,” the email said.

“Please note that teams working from the office as per client requirements will continue to have access to our premises as per their current schedule with no change,” it continued.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) also sent an internal email in late September informing employees that they must return to work at least three days a week under a roster dictated by their manager.

India’s IT services industry has been reluctant to return to work since the introduction of remote work to combat COVID-19. As a result, it continues to withdraw offers and postpone wage increases, and its workers are taking side jobs as the industry needs more workers.

With workers no longer commuting and under direct employer supervision, industry players have struggled to control their masses, prompting some to launch anti-moonlighting campaigns.

The sources for this piece include an article in TheRegister.


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