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HCL campus hires seek CPI(M) help to get joining dates

S. Ronendra Singh A.M. Jigeesh New Delhi | Updated on April 03, 2013

The freshers from Bangalore on Saturday staged hunger strike for a day as their plea for joining dates have been unheard by the company.

The protest by HCL Technologies’ campus hires since last one month has taken a political turn.

Representatives of the engineering graduates who were given ‘letter of intent’ by the company in 2011 met CPI(M) leader Basudeb Acharya seeking his intervention.

Acharya has assured the students that he will meet the Labour and Information Technology (IT) ministries to resolve the issue soon.

“I will meet the ministers and will request them to intervene in this issue. What HCL has done to these young people is unfair. As far as I know all offers have been made after the approval of the HCL’s Board,” Acharya told Business Line.

He said the youngsters have lost almost a year now without any job. “Let us see what Government will do to help these people (freshers),” he said.

The freshers from Bangalore on Saturday staged hunger strike for a day as their plea for joining dates have been unheard by the company. “We have been protesting for the last two weeks peacefully, but we are getting the same answers from the company, which they have been saying since we passed out of our colleges in August,” said one of the protesters.

Requesting anonymity, he said the hunger strike would continue on alternate days from now, if they do not get any joining dates at the earliest.

The group of these engineers had also sought the help of Noida Chief Magistrate last month. However, HCL Technologies on the other hand has been saying it can not give any joining date before August.

In a recent interview with Business Line, Prithvi Shergill, Chief Human Resources Officer, HCL Technologies, said the company is committed to absorb all joinees and have been releasing openings for joining to candidates who graduated in 2012 and received LoI, in alignment with demand and momentum areas of the markets.

“We would like to clarify that LoI is not an offer letter to join the company. We anticipate further acceleration in on-boarding from August,” he had said.

Around 5,000 fresh graduates from across India were given LoIs during its campus recruitment in 2011, from which the company has hired only around 1,000 till February.

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Published on April 03, 2013

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