India: Report alleges abuses at Powai Tea Estate in Assam - worker died while spraying pesticides; 2 protesters killed
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Author: Amalgamated Plantations Private Ltd response
Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. (APPL) is a Company managed by its Board of Directors. Its stake holders include Tata Global Beverages Pvt. Ltd. / International Finance Corporation and its Employees. As a responsible company, APPL is the only plantation company to be SA 8000 certified and is ISO 22000 certified for a majority of its estates, balance in progress and has conducted Occupational Health & Safety Audits at all its units. ..APPL conforms to all State laws such as the Plantation Labour Act and other acts…APPL’s management placed before the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO) of IFC its views on issues raised by the three NGOs earlier in 2013 which are of a general nature affecting the plantation industry as a whole.
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Author: Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL)
This is an event of police firing on a violent mob attempting to lynch a supervisor...Preceding this incident we sadly lost one of our employees due to unknown causes. His family has been immediately supported with compensation...
Pesticide worker dies and 2 shot and killed by police at Tetley-linked tea plantation in Assam, India
Author: Intl. Union of Foodworkers
A report commissioned by the IUF…details extensive human rights violations at the Tata-controlled Powai Tea Estate in Assam, India...The estate is owned by Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL) a company controlled by Tata Global Beverages. The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) is one of APPL's shareholders...Tata Global Beverages has remained silent on the 25 May incidents...
[PDF] In Cold Blood: Death by Poison, Death by Bullets - Human Rights Violations at the Tata/Tetley-controlled Powai Tea Estate in Assam, India
Author: Sujata Gothoskar, Ashwini Sukthankar, Jasper Goss
In May 2010, 25-year-old pesticide sprayer Gopal Tanti dropped dead suddenly while at work. Mr Tanti was working at a tea plantation in Assam, controlled by Tata Global Beverages (TGB, formerly Tata Tea) through their company, Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited...Mr Tanti’s death became an even greater tragedy with the killing of two workers and the serious injuring of 15...In response to requests from trade unions in Assam, the IUF sent a fact finding team with extensive experience in July 2010 to investigate. This is the report of the team, whose work was forcefully obstructed by the management of Amalgamated Plantations and Powai Tea Estate...