and his family during such period. No work should be considered low and below one's dignity,
5. A strike is a form of Satyagraha. A striker, therefore, should not succumb to hardship. Once he resolves to resort to strike, he should stick to his determination.
6. While on strike, the worker should be truthful, non-violent and courageous. He should be prepared for voluntary sacrifice and keep faith in God.
' 7. The worker is a co-partner of the industry, and as such his responsibility to the industry and the community is great.
8. i Gandhiji has enjoined on those who work for labour not to behave as if they are pleaders of workers whether they* demands are right or wrong. If the demands are unreasonable, it is the duty and responsibility of those who claim to guide them to point it out to them. They should be prepared even to Sever their relations with them if the workers insist on unfair demands or resort to violent methods.
Gandhiji .believed in positive organised strength. All his instructions therefore aimed at creating such strength. His approach was to awaken in the workers, the consciousness latent in tnem - so that by the development of his personality, he should be able to hold his own against any injustice or tyranny from the side of the employers or the State. Therefore, in the course of his instructions to the workers he laid emphasis on the constructive activities which tend to eliminate the deficiencies in .the workers' so that they become capable as responsible citizens iff Ac society. GantHiiji, therefore, called upon the T.L.A. to concentrate on activities like education, library and fcslding roomaP movement, gymnasium, medical aid, removal of untouchabiUtiy, abstinence, from drink, use of hand-spun and hand-woven, 'khadi', rempval 'of indebtedness, co-operative credit housing and consumers' societies, proper use of time and wages, proper treatment towards women and children, i.e. participation in social and. economic development of the community.
Gandhiji's precepts mentioned above are being carried out by, Ahmedabad workers to the best of their abilities. They rely upon resources which they themselves collect. Meticulous attention is paid i by the •' Association .to this aspect of trade union work jl that hai its reward in die progress which workers of Ahmedabad' have m^de during last sixty years,