Tea garden workers protest at Jutlibari - The Sentinel
Tea garden labourers stage protest in Dibrugarh
November 29, 2018
Dibrugarh: Following the call given by the members of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) to the tea garden labourers of Brahmaputra Valley to stage a sit-in in front of their respective tea estates, protests of this nature were carried out successfully on November 26.
President of ACMS, Pawan Singh Ghatowar took part in the protest at the Jutlibari Tea Estate under Tingrai Sakha Sangha. Moreover, secretary of ACMS, Rupesh Gowala participated in the protest at Doidam Tea Estate, which comes under Doomdooma Sakha Sangha. As per sources, similar protests were effectuated in most gardens of the Brahmaputra Valley. The call for protests was in response to the fact that the daily wage tea garden labourers of the State did not receive their interim arrears before Kali Puja, 2018, as demanded by the organization.
Besides, the salary agreement of the sub-employees of the tea estates had also expired on September 30, 2018, and despite repeated demands for its renewal by the organization, it was not coming through.