TAI proposes alternative formula for wage hike of plantation workers


TAI proposes alternative formula for  wage hike of plantation workers

By:Our Correspondent

AGARTALA,May04,2015:Tea Planters under the banner of Tea Association of India (TAI) today it would not be able to provide high rate wages of plantation workers due to prevailing trouble in the tea gardens.After the hike in the wages of plantation workers by a tripartite meeting, tea planters held a meeting recently to discuss on how to implement the revised wages of plantation workers.

“We are of the view that most of tea planters can’t afford to provide high-rate wages to tea plantation workers due to various reasons. In stead, we will propose to hike the wages of workers Rs. 12 in the first year and Rs. 7 and Rs. 7 in the second and third year”, said TAI state unit secretary PK Sarkar here today.He said a delegation of TAI would meet the Labour Commissioner to brief him about the problems being faced by tea planters very shortly.


          “If the government sticks to its stand, many tea gardens will face closure since almost all tea planters are facing trouble to run their tea estates”, he argued.Sarkar added, “Price realization is less in Tripura due to various reasons. No body will run his business for incurring loss for years”.In a press release, Tripura Cha-Mazdoor Union today said wages of tea plantation workers were increased after a tripartite meeting held here on May 25.According to the decision, Rs. 12 would be hiked in the first year while it will be Rs. 11 and Rs. 12 in the second and third year.Bhaskar Prasad Chaliha, the secretary of Indian Tea Association, JC Das, the general manager of Manu Valley Tea Estate, PK Sarkar, secretary of Tea Association of India, Shanti Brata Chakraborty (TAI) and Narayan Karmakar of TTDC- all from employers’ side remained present in the meeting.From employees’ side, Sudhamoy Majumder, the general secretary of Tripura Tea Workers’ Union, Kanu Ghosh, the secretary of Tripura Tea Workers’ Union, Nirode Baran Das, secretary general of Tripura Cha-Mazdoor Union also joined the meeting.The hike the wages which came into effect from May 1, 2015, will remain in place till May, 2018. It asked the plantation workers to inform if any tea estate authority declines to release hiked salary.


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