Tea Garden Workers
West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.21

Bengal: 15% hike in tea wages

The state labour department has decided on an interim hike of 15 per cent in the daily wages of workers and monthly salaries of staff and sub-staff serving Bengal’s tea industry, which is likely...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 19.12.20

Arrest sparks 6-hour roadblock

In a rare move, the police arrested an assistant manager of a tea estate in the Dooars on Friday for stealing power and putting up illegal electrified fences around the garden area, which they said ha...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 14.12.20

Small tea growers seek land tag

Small tea growers in north Bengal have written to chief minister Mamata Banerjee, requesting her to ensure they get no-objection certificates (NOC) for tea cultivation on their land from the state lan...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.12.20

Tea belt shuns twin strikes, prefers wage to protest

The tea population of north Bengal did not respond to either of the strikes — the farmers’ nationwide one against the three farm laws or the BJP’s north Bengal strike to protest its ...
By Avijit Sinha, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 09.12.20

Farmers stay away from fields

The strategy of anti-BJP parties in Bengal to link recent price rise to the Centre’s new farm laws did seem to work on Tuesday as a large number of farmers in southern districts participated in ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)


West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.20

TMC’s tea trade union in movement mode

Pressures of competitive politics have prompted the Trinamul-backed tea trade union to launch a movement for the first time since the ruling party’s labour wing started its activities in the tea...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri/Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 24.11.20

Tea workers seek state aid

Around 100 workers of a closed tea estate owned by the Duncan-Goenka Group in Alipurduar district and some leaders of the Trinamul-backed tea trade union walked up to the office of the assistant labou...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.20

Dark Diwali for 1,400 tea garden workers

Diwali came with gloom for Binnaguri tea estate in the western Dooars under Jalpaiguri district as its management announced suspension of operations in the garden on Saturday in the wake of sustained ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.20

December meet on tea pay hike

The Mamata Banerjee government will look into the demand for pay hike of the staff and sub-staff in the tea industry of Bengal. A meeting will be held in Calcutta on December 3 and 4, Md Rizwan, addi...
By The Telegraph in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 05.11.20

Alipurduar identifies land for Cha Sundari homes

The Mamata Banerjee government is laying stress on a housing scheme — as part of the Cha Sundari scheme — for tea workers of the state as part of its bid to woo the tea population at a tim...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar


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