As some writers have expressed so vocally in this column (Feb. 22), the two-day strike called for by some central unions was most inopportune considering the general economic woes the nation is facing. The demands put forth by the unions can never be possible in this country unless a fantastic growth rate of 8-9 per cent is ensured for not less than five years in a row. To really understand the gravity of the havoc this strike could lead the country to, some of the Central union leaders who were a part of those unions which sponsored the ill-advised strike should be made to take up the responsibility of managing and helping turnaround any sick public sector undertaking of their choice. And there are many!

P.R. Thiruvengadam,



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