Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

ATTSA expresses concern over plight of tea garden workers

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent
TINSUKIA, May 24: With several tea gardens close to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal’s residence at Muluk Gaon in Dibrugarh district on the verge of closure and uncertainty looming large over their fate, the workers of Dinjan, Rangogora, Hatahabi and Bojaltoli tea gardens, who have been denied monthly wage, PF, gratuity by the owners of the tea gardens, now have to contribute for their own treatment. While the worker pays Rs 60, employee pays Rs 200 and sub-employee pays Rs 100 to purchase medicines from the hospital, a shameful state of affairs under the BJP government, stated a press release of Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) issued by State organizing secretary Jatin Boraik. The release urged upon Prime Minister rendra Modi to see the plight of tea workers during his visit to the district of May 26 at a time when garden owners and the government had ditched them. Exploitation by garden magement had reached such a height that they even denied the workers the benefits extended by the government under various schemes time-to-time, the release added.

Next Story