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India's technology workers look to unions to stem job losses

Software engineers band together to seek more say on lay-offs and wages

V.J.K. Nair speaks at the first meeting of the Karnataka State IT/ITeS Employees Union in Bangalore on Aug. 20. (Photo by

BANGALORE -- Recent layoffs across India's $150 billion information technology industry have left software engineers feeling insecure and looking at ways to protect their jobs.

On Aug. 20, hundreds of IT employees in Bangalore got together to form the Karnataka State IT/ITeS Employees Union, or KITU. ITeS stands for information technology-enabled services.

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