Please take a reference of the post ‘You too owe them your blood’ on this blog. It bears a comment by K.V. Lakshmanan with the weight lurking to an adverse tilt but the narrative being quite meaningful it is healthful from a positive analysis point of view which is important to elicit a result oriented outcome. It is for this reason that the comment in question is being reproduced below verbatim providing a sound approach to the issue. We are thankful to him. The subject relates to fundamental aspects of Trade Union movement, hence it has to be dealt with adhering to no bias approach:
As a part of any trade union you are a successor to those who shed their blood in virtual terms to secure the very basic …
This situation arose because,in banking industry, the trade union movement started developing on the wrong direction in early 1970s.
Instead of protecting the employees from the Bank management for victimisation,they encouraged rowdyism in banks,and protected those who indulged in rowdyism and goondaism.Organaisational elections fought on caste,and unethical basis.The officers were harassed by union people.Then came officers association,but again the same story.They also no different.They recommended for transfer officers who did not toe with them,harassed honest officers and supported corrupt officers who have fall in line with them.T he officers were compelled to collect donations for association from advance oriented branches.I my self was victimised by staff union for being a banks witness in a assault case of branch manager by a clerk,and as officer I did not join the wrongful demonstration and agitation of officers association ,carried out against honest officers/to protect corrupt officials.The officers association was active only during annual transfer of officers,and on off season to protect dishonest /corrupt officers.
Further cheating of employees/officers started by way of signing the wage revision settlements ,throwing interest of members to achieve their own interest/pecuniary obligations from Bank/GOI as had happened in the case of 7 th bipartite wage settlement.
Now how can we expect a strong trade union?