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Women tea workers in Munnar allege union-management collusion over pay

Author: M. Sarita Varma, Financial Express [India], Published on: 10 October 2015

Over 6,000 women tea plantation workers in Kerala’s hill station of Munnar have decided to protest protest against trade unions that allegedly collude with the plantation management. The women, working in Kanan Devan Hills Plantation (KDHP) Company (formerly Tata Tea), have been on strike...alleging that the trade union leaders have been pocketing their rightful share of monetary entitlements like bonuses.the KHDP management claims it was the fall in profits from the previous years that had forced them to reduce the bonus...The company had, in a press release, clarified that the decision was taken after consulting the leaders of the main trade unions. While the women workers have demanded 20% bonus, the company is willing to give 10%.

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Related companies: Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company (P) Ltd.