Stories Tagged 'Tea workers'
Kartik Urawa, a tea estate worker, has four daughters--all school going children. It has been nearly a month since the new academic session began. The private school where the girls have been studying is putting pressure on him to pay the admission dues and other fees. However, Urawa does not have the resources to do so.
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There is no end in sight to the protest launched by tea workers in the eastern region which officials say is likely to cause tea production to fall by at least a fifth year-on-year. The agitation entered its sixth week on Monday, and production losses and lost wages are likely to mount, resulting in a dent in the country’s industrial output.
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Tea garden workers on Monday intensified their protests demanding the implementation of the new minimum wage enforced by the government in July.
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