dt6th October, 2014
• Need for caution while using communication technology
All of us are aware that advancements in communication technology has opened up lot of scope for quick and faster communications. We in the trade unions also can and should adopt and utilise these facilities to reach out to our members to inform them of developments, informations and decisions of the organisation in real time. Already we find that besides using emails for sending our circulars and communications, our units utilise facilities like websites, blogs, SMS, group messaging, Facebook, Whatsapp, etc. etc. This has really helped us in percolating informations to down-level members in the branches.......
................Further, we also observe that in the social media, these utilities are being misused by some people. We also find that groups have been created in the name of AIBEA and all types of informations and messages are getting shared through the same. Sometimes, we find that some of the informations are wrong, half-truths, malicious, anti AIBEA, anti UFBU and anti-trade union. All these only help to add to confusions and create disaffection against the organisation and leadership, etc. in the eyes of common members. Many persons who are not our members misuse and utilise the platform to abuse AIBEA without knowing facts.