Tea Garden workers in Assam should get minimum wage

Tea plantation workers in Assam (in the northeastern state of India)  receive only only Rs 94 per day, whereas their counterparts in Kerala get Rs 254. In fact the state government rate for unskilled daily wage workers stands at Rs 169. State government should ensure payment of minimum wage, says Centre Labourers working in tea plantations across Assam and West Bengal must receive the notified minimum wage, according to Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman. To read more about this: http://scroll.in/article/683629/Labourers-working-in-tea-industry-must-get-minimum-wage,-says-Centre


Author: Intercultural Resources

Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email: ihpindia@gmail.com

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