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Tea Garden Workers
West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.20

Land survey held in hill tea garden

The Darjeeling district administration has conducted a land survey in the Pandam tea garden, the move seen by many as a preparatory step towards meeting the long-standing demand of granting land right...
By Vivek Chhetri in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

Tea bonus cheer

Workers in the tea gardens of the Terai and the Dooars in north Bengal will get their annual bonus at the rate of 20 per cent ahead of Durga Puja this year, higher than last year. The decision was ma...
By Avijit Sinha, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Govt to start housing scheme for tea belt

The Mamata Banerjee government will soon initiate a housing scheme for tea workers of north Bengal, state labour minister Moloy Ghatak hinted on Thursday. Ghatak, who was at the Mujnai tea estate in ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

First round of talks on tea bonus inconclusive

Representatives of tea planters’ associations and trade unions held a virtual meeting on Tuesday to decide on the rate of annual bonus that would be paid to the workers in the Terai and the Dooa...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.20

Hike pay now: Tea workers

Employees and workers in the tea estates of north Bengal demonstrated in the gardens on Monday for an immediate hike in their salaries. In all, there are around 10,000 employees — referred to a...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.20

Anit Thapa stress on job creation in hills

Anit Thapa, the chairperson of the board of administrators of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and a prominent leader of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s Binay Tamang faction, has sai...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.20

Tea workers stare at jumbo housing problem

Elephants marauding tea gardens of the Dooars and Terai leave behind a trail of despair for tea workers. Reason: if their quarters at tea gardens are damaged by elephants, they get no compensation fr...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.20

Forest guards fatally shoot tea worker

A young tea garden worker died after he was allegedly shot by forest guards on patrol on Saturday evening at Sukna, some 10km away from here, leading to tension in the area. Residents of the tea esta...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.20

Virtual meet on Durga Puja bonus in tea sector

Tea planters in the Dooars and the Terai will hold a virtual meeting with trade union leaders on September 15 to discuss the rate of annual bonus to be paid to workers ahead of Durga Puja.  ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 06.09.20

Date for talks ends worker fast

The workers of the Longview tea garden, on the outskirts of Siliguri, on a relay hunger strike at the tea garden for two weeks to demand full payment of last year’s Durga Puja bonus, withdrew th...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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