ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Coal-Railways-Steel Tangle

was turned down. This form of democracy was considered by the GKS as unworkable. Political considerations, it is clear, have shaped the award. The demands of the RMMS have been met to a large extent. This, it is hoped, will stem the steady erosion of its base. At the same time, the involvement of George Fernandes is expected to enhance the prestige of the GKS. The communists, it is thought, have been isolated. The efforts made by the RMMS and GKS activists to coax the workers (and in places to force them) to go to work on April 16 certainly indicated new alliances. It was a confrontation between the communists and the anti-communists. Polarisation among textile workers will certainly be rapid in future. The lines are getting drawn more sharply.

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