Tuesday, December 31, 2013
NEW YEAR(2014) GREETINGS!!
Before extending my greetings to all of you……..
Let us rewind and analyse our activities in the past….
How many of us took part in union/association activities actively?
Whether we have attended all dharnas, demonstrations, meetings without fail?
On Strike days whether we attended demonstrations at our working centers or gone to native place,taking rest, watching tv shows etc., or doing our long pending personal work?
Why I am asking these questions?
A tamil film song by our famous poet Kannadasan goes like this…
“Others can weep for us .It is possible …but they can’t eat for us..It is not possible.”
i.e. We have to eat for our hunger.
When we are not ready to spare a few hours for our wages, improvement in service condintion, security of job, How can we expect others (Union people) to spare their time, energy for betterment of us?
Remember our politicians and policy makers take decisions on counting numbers/heads that show opposition. Less numbers will lead them to come to the conclution that the employees are not really interested on issues and only Unions leaders are talking and giving statements etc.,
Then the decisions will be not favourable to us.
By paying subscription, can we treat those (Union leaders) as agent, broker, and mediator for getting better wages?
Genuine Union leaders spent most of their time/energy for the betterment of employees rather than their own family/family members.
If you feel some of them are not having courage, capacity to deliver goods and keeping positions/posts for their personal gains let us show them the door. For that we should not escape from our responsibilities.
Unions are talking about other subjects like New Economic Policies, Banking reforms, Bad loans, General workings class’ issues, on which most us does not show any interest. These factors directly indirectly affect not only our service conditions, play role in fixing our wages but also all the working class in India. Therefore we should think beyond our Salary, Transfer, and Promotion.
I hope you will take my words in the right spirit and act accordingly.
Lets us change ourselves first, before expecting others to change.
Life runs on hopes and expectations.
Let us step into the New Year with hope of achieving the best wage settlement for Bank Employees!!
My revolutionary New Year Greetings to one and all!!