Jet airways decided to cut 1900 jobs last week. Employees, mostly hired on contract basis protested against this inhuman decision. For a change it was a protest with a lot of glamour and media covered it extensively. If it was held by a bunch of poor labourers, it would have been another anti-industrialization movement. However the employees from wealthy families manage to pressurise the management and they reinstated them. Right decision was made as the management realised that they are not dealing with people who are below poverty line whose protests will hardly get any kind of attention either from the media or from politicians
The most surprising aspect was anti-communists who were against mass protests and trade unions which prevented development of states, suddenly took a U turn and started talking about labour laws! ITES, IT and Aviation are the most glamorous sectors currently in
Most executives in these sectors has been criticising communists their employee friendly approach and has been pointing fingers at them for their anti-development policies. But they are learning a hard lesson, that when things go horribly wrong, you will be left with very few options. When our job is at stake and our future is insecure we all will become communists, we will forget about our company’s future and nation’s development. After all we are humans and we all have families to take care of, which is more important than nation’s development.
The funniest part in this whole episode of firing and reinstatement was Raj Thakare. I have no idea what this guy is up to. He is desperate for media attention, in fact starving for publicity. He showed us how dirty politics can become and proved again that he can threaten people better than experienced goons.