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ATTSU stages protest, demands implementation of Plantations Labour Act

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Dibrugarh, Dec 14: Voicing their unprecedented support on the subject of amendment to the Plantations Labour Act (PLA) of 1951, the members of the District Committee of the Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Union (ATTSU) staged a demonstration before the office of the Assistant Labour Commissioner on Tuesday. The ATTSU members through the protest also demanded enforceable implementation of the PLA in its entirety.

The members of ATTSA, in presence of president Rajen Kumar and general secretary Lalit Mahali, also submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal through the Assistant Labour Commissioner. Through the memorandum ATTSA leaders urged upon CM Sonowal to take immediate steps to ensure the early resolution of the prevailing difficulties of the tea plantation workers.

Furthermore, certain other issues were also incorporated in the memorandum in which the ATTSA leaders have demanded hike in daily wage of the workers, training on use of ATMs, punishment to plantation magement for not depositing provident funds and ban on child labour.

The agitating students’ body members also expressed their deep concern over the fact that even after 69 years of independence, no firm policy was articulated for the welfare and development of the tea workers and their families. Tea workers, as alleged by the ATTSA leaders, are being exploited , neglected and oppressed due to lack of proper implementation of the PLA.

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