In November 2022, Edtech firm Byju's announced 2500 layoffs. However, in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala after intervention by a welfare organization called Pratidhwani, Byju restored about 150 jobs of those in Thiruvananthapuram.
This is the first podcast in a two-part series about IT sector layoffs. This podcast is about specific strategies employed by collectives, such as Pratidhwani and some unions which have been successful in negotiating for IT workers' rights.
Suno India’s Menaka Rao speaks to Vineeth Chandran, Secretary of Pratidhwani, which is a welfare organization IT employees in Kerala, and Spandan, the general secretary of the Delhi chapter of All India IT/ITes Employees Union.
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