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The News Minute | January 3, 2015 | 11:45 am IST A petition has been started by the Forum for IT Employees (FITE) on Change.org, an online petition website, against proposed layoffs of Tata Consultancy Services employees. While media reports recently have hinted at the possibility of layoffs targetting TCS's mid-level managers having around seven years experience, rumours of layoffs in many cities like Ernakulam, Chennai and Bangalore have done the rounds.  The organization however has maintained that the move was part of ‘workforce restructuring’. Another reason provided to The News Minute over the alleged layoffs has been 'involuntary attrition'. Read - Mystery behind proposed layoffs at TCS continues, company says employees briefed about situation The petition has two main demands on the web page. one being â€œto immediately stop the indiscriminate job termination of employees in TCS” and urge the TCS management "to reinstate all those employees terminated in the ‘restructuring’ drive back to payrolls of TCS with immediate effect". The petition currently has already garnered 3, 818 supporters and needs 6, 182 more. For more details visit the petition page here. On Friday, around 30 members belonging to FITE which has been formed in the wake of the alleged layoffs protested at the Shollinganallur junction in Chennai.  While FITE organisers said that they had received permission for the protest, they were denied permission from the police at the spot, reported The Hindu.  Also Read - TCS employees meet Deputy Labour Commissioner to seek action against mass sacking Tweet