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Is It Best to Leave IT Alone? A Study of Employee Attitude Towards Union in Indian IT Services


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1 Ph.D candidate in Xavier School of Business (XLRI), Jamshedpur. He is also an Assistant Professor at Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata., India
     

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In a knowledge-driven industry like IT Services where people with higher skills are expected to be better placed and treated well in their organizations, the significance of trade unions is often undermined. While the employers and IT forums and organizations of national importance have generally been averse to unionization, earlier studies revealed quite contradictory perceptions towards unionism amongst IT professionals in India. In the context of new voices of unionization emerging in the US technology sector with Google workers coming together to form a global union alliance in January 2021, this paper examines the attitude of IT professionals in India towards unionization.

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Asimabha Bhowmick
Ph.D candidate in Xavier School of Business (XLRI), Jamshedpur. He is also an Assistant Professor at Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata., India

Abstract


In a knowledge-driven industry like IT Services where people with higher skills are expected to be better placed and treated well in their organizations, the significance of trade unions is often undermined. While the employers and IT forums and organizations of national importance have generally been averse to unionization, earlier studies revealed quite contradictory perceptions towards unionism amongst IT professionals in India. In the context of new voices of unionization emerging in the US technology sector with Google workers coming together to form a global union alliance in January 2021, this paper examines the attitude of IT professionals in India towards unionization.

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