The CITU has called for the formation of a union for IT employees. My opinion about this one month ago would have been very negative and I would have vehemently protested the very concept of a union.
But, over the past month I have read Iacocca, I am giving a lot more thought to this issue.
Iacocca joined Chrysler on the day they reported their biggest quarterly loss. With the support of the government, labor unions and his own charismatic and pragmatic personality, he took Chrysler from the depths of Hades to profit in less than 5 years.
Iacocca put Doug Fraser, then Chairman of UAW (Union of Automobile Workers) on Chrysler’s board, something that was then unheard of. He then led by example to make workers cut their wages by $ 3 each (he worked on a $ 1 salary for a year) to get Chrysler back into the black.
Just goes to show how employees can be enthused to work for the common good.
But, as Siva rightly put it, our leaders are so pathetically power hungry, this concept will not take off and if it does, it will mean a major loss of business to India’s IT and ITES engines.
Are our leaders are not mature enough to think about the bigger picture? I think not.
What do you think?