Tea workers return to work after 15 days

Many of them say Tk-50 hike inconsistent with current prices of essentials

Mintu Deshwara

After a 15-day work abstention, tea workers resumed work for a daily wage of Tk 170 yesterday morning.

Majority of them expressed their dissatisfaction over the Tk 50 pay hike and said they resumed work as they had no alternative.

“My family and I ate rice once a day for the last 15 days. I even could not purchase medicine for my father. I have no option but to resume work,” said Sukhia Ghatual, a worker in Moulvibazar’s Sreemangal.

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Tea garden workers begin strike for wage hike

Zaman Monir

Bangladesh Cha Shramik Union, an organisation of tea garden workers, went on a countrywide strike from Saturday for an indefinite period demanding a hike in their daily wages.

Leaders and activists of the organisation’s Sylhet and Chattogram divisional units expressed their solidarity on Friday night with the organisation’s Moulvibazar unit that the daily wage of a tea garden worker should be raised to Tk 300 from Tk 120 following the recent unusual hike in the prices of essential commodities.

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