India’s leading IT companies, Wipro has allowed a workforce of over 30,000 of its employees working in Europe to form a European Works Council (EWC). It becomes the first Indian IT services company to allow its employees to unionize in Europe.
Wipro is reportedly engaged in contract negotiations with employee representatives from 13 countries.
Commenting on this, Deepak Parija, Senior Vice President and CHRO, Wipro Europe said, “European Works Council accreditation proves that Wipro is using European employment standards.”
“EWC aims to develop working relationships with employee representatives from all countries, sharing transnational interests. EWC will be helpful as it integrates employee perspectives consistently”, Deepak Parija added.
Wipro has said that it will fulfill the demand of the employees which has been raised since the last year 2019. For this, the company has agreed with the employee representatives.
Further, the EWC will also elect its chairman and selection committee at a meeting to be held in the first quarter of the coming financial year 2024 and inform Wipro. During the meeting, EWC will elect its chairman and select committee members.
Wipro Launches Cybersecurity Consulting Offering in Europe
Additionally, Wipro Limited has also announced that it is launching a strategic cybersecurity consulting offering in Europe.
The announcement comes on the heels of a series of acquisitions in the consulting space—Edgile, Capco, and Ampion—and is part of the firm’s vision to build a global cybersecurity consulting offering to help clients stay ahead of a dynamic threat and regulatory environment.
“Escalation of cyber threats, compounded by the rapidly changing regulatory environment, is creating brand new challenges for businesses across Europe,” said Tony Buffomante, Senior Vice President & Global Head of Cybersecurity and Risk Services (CRS) at Wipro Limited.
“Our extensive experience in cybersecurity, and global network of cybersecurity, combined with our expanded consulting capabilities, will help clients stay ahead of emerging threats and adapt to a changing regulatory environment with speed and agility. We are thrilled to be bringing this offering to clients in this market at this critical juncture”, Tony Buffomante added.
“Our recent acquisitions in the cybersecurity space, as well as our recent strategic hires in Europe, have created an opportunity for us to rethink how we serve our clients in this market,” said John Hermans, Head of Wipro CRS Europe.
“This launch will bring together our entire set of cyber capabilities under a single umbrella, allowing us to deliver clients a truly end-to-end offering that leads with strategy but delivers on every single aspect of their cybersecurity needs”, John Hermans added.
The new consulting capability, offered through Wipro CRS Europe, will expand on Wipro’s existing cybersecurity services and enable clients to tap into Wipro’s full set of capabilities—from strategy and implementation to managed services.
Under this new offering, Wipro consultants located in Europe will work with clients to build tailored strategies and solutions that address the unique challenges in this market. Leveraging Wipro’s extensive global network of more than 9000 cybersecurity, Wipro CRS Europe will help clients realize enhanced scale and speed in implementations.