The general perception in the Management quarters was that the trade unions were meant for the lower level of workers and the
supervisors were part of the management. Such a perception could hold good only when the service conditions
of the supervisors are better than those of their subordinates. The Trade Union Act prescribed certain broad
guidelines as regards the eligibility for the purpose of forming the trade unions by the
workers and provided certain protection and immunity to the leaders of the union.The professionals including the Bank
Officers were definitely ineligible to form union and they were considered as part of the management by the framers of the
Trade Union Act as well. This was the common perception in the middle of the 20th Century.