Due to this, negotiations took long time and both parties could not enter into the agreement. It was pending almost one year.
The company celebrates its founder day every year in October. Union decided to boycott the function. All blue collar workmen did not turn up for the function. But the function was great success with participation of staff and their family members.
Next day, union requested that they would like to pay the homage to the founder, in the premises of the company. All the functional head were in the opinion that they had nothing to do with the founder, if they had, they would have to be present on founder day. They should not be allowed.
There was lots of discussion. At the end of the day, General Manager was one side and all others were at another side including HR Head.
There was another Dy. Manager working in HR. General Manager called the guy in the meeting room.
“Union is asking the place in the premises of the company for their gathering?” what is your opinion?” he asked.
“No we should not permit their gathering inside the company premises.” He replied.
“Do you know for what this is?”
“They do not want for conducting any meeting. It is for paying the homage to the founder”
Guy looks to HR head, expecting some signal. He just smiles.