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20 Aug 2022

Zaman Monir . Sylhet, New Age Bangladesh

Tea workers resume work amid factional strike

22 August 2022

Tea garden workers [...] resumed work at the current daily payment of Tk 120 pinning hope on the prime minister that she would review their wages soon. 

A large section of workers, however, continued their indefinite strike for tenth day [...] in demand of increasing their daily payment to Tk 300 from Tk 120.


Talking to New Age, Ajit Roy, organiser of Cha Shramik Federation, another welfare group of the tea garden workers, said that the decision to resume work at the current rate of Tk 120 was an extreme ignorance to their demand to raise their daily wage to Tk 300.


Ritesh Modi, president of Cha Shramik Odhikar Andolan, alleged that the union leaders agreed with the administration’s directive without taking any opinion of thousands of workers who had been observing strike for ten days keeping themselves unfed or half-fed over days.