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Meet for tea workers' wage on April 27; KMSS sticks to wage at Rs 169

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 20: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today said that the tripartite meet slated for today involving the Advisory Committee for Minimum Daily Wage for Tea Garden Workers, leaders of labour unions and representatives of the Consultative Committee for Planters’ Association (CCPA) could not be held as labour union leaders and CCPA representatives never want the hike of daily wage of tea workers over Rs 115. The farmers’ body said that the leaders of the latter two organizations stayed away from the meeting so as to prevent the hike in daily wage of tea workers. They want that the wage of tea workers should not be hiked over Rs 115, the KMSS said.

Meanwhile, the meeting now will be held on April 27.

The associations of garden owners are ABITA, NETA, ITA, TAI, BCP, etc.

Meanwhile, the KMSS, Ga Mukti Sangram Samiti (GMSS) and the Chah Shramik Mukti Sangram Samiti (CSMSS) have been agitating demanding fixation of daily wage of tea worker at Rs 169. They staged a fast in front of the Labour Commissioner’s office in the city from April 2 to 5, satyagraha on April 6 and today they staged dhar in front of the office of the Labour Commissioner.

The KMSS and its allied organizations appealed to the advisory committee and representatives of garden owners’ associations and labour union leaders not to fix the wage of tea workers below Rs 169 at their meeting slated for April 27.

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