Unions are for staff and workmen and for the people who will be covered under workmen compensation act.
There will not be any unions for officers and highly paid employees. They will have associations.
In private organisation officers are not supposed go for any agitation. If the management has any doubt on any officer, they will remove him as per the terms and conditions of his appointment letter and no body can do anything. But in government organisation nobody will be terminated so easily. I know about various associations of bank officers and the way the spend money and time on the association matters.
In 1970s and 1980s workers unions were very strong. But these days it is not like that. Unions and management should go together to keep the company running. This fact is realised by both the parties.
Knowledge is power.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease