Tea Garden Workers
North East  /  Published 02.03.19

Call for vigilance on tea wage days

Families affected by the hooch tragedy want the Assam government to ensure patrolling by police in tea garden areas on days the workers get their weekly wages, to check supply and sale of spurious li...
By Umanand Jaiswal in

North East  /  Published 28.02.19

Church role in hooch casualty check

The Church’s sustained engagement with its members before and after the hooch tragedy has resulted in fewer deaths among its members from the tea gardens.This was stated by government doctors, offic...
By Umanand Jaiswal in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.02.19

Simulbarie estate suspends work, citing worker disobedience

The management of a tea garden in the foothills announced suspension of work from Monday, alleging some labourers refused to put in the mandatory eight hours and their disobedience led to loss of prod...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 01.07.19

Rosekandy workers end strike

The labourers of Rosekandy tea estate in Cachar district of South Assam’s Barak Valley withdrew their strike after three weeks on Monday and more than half of them resumed their duties. All the labo...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

North East  /  Published 21.03.20

Tea pluckers stick to one-metre rule

The social distancing advisory of one metre to prevent the spread of coronavirus does not make any impact in tea gardens.According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare, social distancing...
By Roopak Goswami in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 27.01.19

Free rice for Assam tea workers

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP-led Assam government is going to make rice free for tea garden workers and Re 1 a kg of rice for non-tea garden beneficiaries under the National Food Security...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 18.04.19

Women vote with zero hope

Sushila Basumatary, in her 40s, has been voting for the several decades but nothing has changed in her life. Sushila, a tea garden worker in Koupati under Udalguri district near Orang National Park, w...
By Abdul Gani in Udalguri

North East  /  Published 02.04.19

Congress highlights BJP’s ‘hollow vows’

The Congress is doing its best to turn the tables on the BJP’s poll promises in the tea garden areas.Congress leader Bhagirath Karan on Tuesday listed the unfulfilled promises of the BJP-led Assam g...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 24.09.19

Free medicines for Assam tea workers

The Assam government on Tuesday launched a scheme to provide free medicines to workers at 651 tea garden hospitals in the state.Announcing the scheme at the programme at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshet...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 09.05.20

Tea union seeks special package

The Barak Cha Sramik Union on Saturday demanded a special package for tea gardens in the Barak Valley and the rest of Assam so that they can overcome the losses caused by the nationwide lockdown and f...
By Swapnaneel Bhattacharjee in Silchar


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