Statement and Assumptions
Statement: The management of XYZ Pvt. Ltd. Asked the workers’ union to call off strike immediately otherwise the management would be forced to close down the factory.
I. No alternative other than closing down the factory is left for the management of XYZ Pvt. Ltd.
II. Such threat may have some effect on the worker’s union.
|A||If only assumption I is implicit|
|B||If only assumption II is implicit;|
|C||If either I or II is implicit;|
|D||If neither I nor II is implicit|
|E||If both I and II are implicit.|
(i) VALID: Root Cause. The statement mentions that the management asked the union to call off the strike immediately else they would be “forced” to close down the factory which shows that there is no other alternative with them.
(ii) VALID: Desired outcome. The management threatened the union with a desire that it may have some effect on them and they might call off the strike.