Royal Commission on Labour in India: Report(1929)||
We have referred to the prevalent idea that recognition should depend on the strength of the union. There is a sense in which it may, for a really strong union is in a position to enforce recognition. The vigorous union with a genuine grievance can insist on being heard, and even recognition rules carefully framed by official secretariats may prove futile when a big railway strike is threatened. But we are anxious to see recognition based on reason and not on force, and the fact that a union consists of only a minority of employees is no adequate reason for withholding recognition. Similarly the existence of two or more rival unions is not in itself a sufficient ground for refusing to recognise any or all of them. The combination of all employees with common interests in a single union is eminently desirable in their own interests, but this is a matter for them and not for the employer.