Workers of three tea gardens on strike

Karimganj (Assam), Apr 14 (PTI) Over 700 labourers of three tea estates in south Assam’s Barak Valley today started an indefinite strike to demand for payment of gratuity and the regularisation of contractual workers. The protesters, from Koya, Ramchandi and Moonachoda tea gardens, alleged that they have been deprived of gratuity for “the past ten years.” “Our gratuity has not been paid for long. Besides we have no medical facilities and hundreds of contractual workers in the three estates have not been regularised despite working for years,” Koya Tea Estate Workers Union President Rajkumar Koiri said. The labourers also pressed for equal wages to contractual employees in line with regular ones. PTI COR PPB SB AMD AVT
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