The trade unions should not look upon their role as one of permanent opposition to management. Ultimately, the interests of workers e.g., wages, welfare facilities and security of employment depend upon the prosperity of the nation and the firm. That which hampers productivity ultimately harms the workers themselves. Therefore, a strong trade union should presuppose an efficient and affluent firm. The trade unions should attach great importance to harmony, efficiency and order. The unions should be aware of the fact that ultimately the prosperity of India depends upon her productivity and her competitive position in the world market. Therefore, the unions should accept the need for smart work, higher productivity, pride in skill and high quality of goods.
The BMS has not ruled out employing the weapon of strike for securing the legitimate rights of the employees. However, in line with its basic concept of industrial family, it has always believed that this weapon should be used as the very last resort. BMS never encourages participation in any politically inspired strike. BMS also views that the trade unions will have to be specially careful that no agitation is ever planned which will result in work slow tactics, because it spoils the habits of discipline in a firm and ultimately it causes damage to productivity.