SITT gains recognition in Atos Romania
On August 10, the Romanian IT union SITT (Sindicatul IT Timisoara) received official recognition from the Romanian authorities as the legal representative of workers in Atos Romania, which has more than 2,000 employees in the country. Per Romanian labor law, a union must represent at least 50% +1 of the membership to be recognized and to bargain collectively with the employer.
SITT is also recognized in other major IT companies in Romania such as Accenture, Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), and Wipro. The success in Atos is another testament of the union’s determination to break through and change the rules of the game in the Romanian IT sector.
Said Florentin Iancu, President of SITT: “The success in Atos Romania marks a very important step for unionizing in the Romanian ICTS sector. It shows that with the use of strategic organizing tools, unions in Romania can reach this high level of membership needed to gain legal recognition.”
However, he also noted that “to really show workers that unionizing makes a difference and to create momentum within other companies towards unionizing, our organizing efforts must be complemented with successful collective negotiation."
SITT’s organizing drive in Atos has been supported by UNI ICTS and UNI SCORE.