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Tea Garden Workers
West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.20

Talks to end Longview tea garden impasse

The Bengal labour department will hold a meeting with trade unions and the management of the Longview estate that produces orthodox Darjeeling Tea on August 28 to discuss the impasse in the garden.&nb...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.20

Tea workers' cash aid halts

The state’s financial aid of Rs 1,500 a month to each permanent worker of a tea garden that is closed for six months or more has been put on hold since April.  The halt in the aid under th...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 17.08.20

Stumped on minimum wage query

The president of Trinamul’s trade union front Inttuc on Sunday came down heavily on rival tea trade unions here on Sunday but dodged a direct reply on fixing minimum wages for over three lakh te...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

India  /  Published 08.08.20

Landslide near Munnar wipes out colony

The landslide has come at a time Kerala is bracing for another year of floods. Water levels have started rising in several dams that draw water from the Western Ghats. One of the worst affected distr...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

Production halted at tea factory, INTTUC blamed

Work came to a halt at a bought-leaf factory (BLF) that processes tea in the Rajganj block of Jalpaiguri district since Thursday evening. Ruchi Agro Products Pvt Ltd which runs the standalone BLF fil...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 30.07.20

Covid test for Assam tea garden workers

Dispur has ordered testing of tea garden workers for Covid-19 to prevent the pandemic, which has infected over 35,000 people in Assam, from spreading to the labour lines in the state. The urgency in ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.20

Tea workers rescue jumbo calf from drain

An elephant calf that had fallen into a drain of a tea garden in the Dooars and got stuck in the mud was rescued by workers on Tuesday before foresters could reach the spot. Sources said a herd of 25...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.20

Tea workers to protest on wage

A conglomeration of trade unions for tea estate workers has said demonstrations will be held in each garden on Friday to press for revision of wages and granting of land rights to tea plantation dwell...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.20

Jobless workers of Dooars mull return to cities

Hardly any job opportunity and the spectre of far lower wages than what they had been accustomed to getting have prompted many migrant workers who returned to the tea gardens in the Dooars and Cooch B...
By Anirban Choudhury & Main Uddin Chisti in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.19

Tea unions threaten agitation in hills

A conglomeration of over 20 trade unions of tea garden workers has threatened an agitation in the Darjeeling hills for immediate payment of arrears and fixing of minimum wages in the sector. The Joint...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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