Unite the union has today (Tuesday 21 August) won trade union recognition at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd through the Central Arbitration Committee. The recognition covers staff who transferred to TCS from Prudential in May 2018.

Unite has welcomed the CAC decision following a strong campaign to ensure that the trade union was not derecognised following the TUPE transfer of 157 staff. 

Ian Methven, Unite regional officer said: “Unite the union welcomes the Central Arbitration Committee decision to recognise that an employer cannot simply derecognise an independent trade union following the TUPE transfer of staff.

“The TCS workforce who transferred from Prudential have today won their campaign to maintain their collective bargaining rights and to have a strong voice at work through Unite.

“The union condemns the TCS tactic of attempting to use non-UK workers to undermine the collective bargaining group membership levels. Unite was successful in showing that those employees were on TCS contracts and therefore not included in this bargaining group.”

Unite is now looking forward to ensuring members of the union have a strong voice at work within TCS. 

Unite submitted the application to the CAC on 25 May 2018. Unite the union was able to prove that the majority of the bargaining unit oppose the de-recognition of the union.


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