Tea Garden
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 05.01.21

Tea prices reap lockdown blessing in disguise

Tea prices soared in 2020, fuelled by supply constraints linked to the pandemic-induced lockdown. Unlike previous years when tea prices stayed more or less stagnant, rates soared particularly from Ju...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 30.12.20

Tea unions seek wage of Rs 250

Trade unions on Tuesday demanded a daily wage of at least Rs 250 for tea estate workers and revision of the salaries of the staff and sub-staff in gardens with effect from April 1, 2020. The demands ...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri/Alipurduar

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


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