Assam: Small tea garden owners dissatisfied over hike in workers’ wages

Assam: Small tea backyard house owners dissatisfied over hike in employees’ wages

GUWAHATI: Small tea backyard house owners in Assam has expressed dissatisfaction over the hike in employee’s wage.

Small tea backyard house owners in Assam have expressed dissatisfaction over the state authorities’s ‘unilateral’ resolution to extend the every day wage of employees.

The Assam authorities not too long ago introduced the choice to boost the every day wage of tea backyard employees – be they working in massive and small tea gardens – to Rs 232.

The Assam labour division not too long ago by way of a notification introduced the choice to hike the every day wage of tea backyard employees by Rs 27.

The brand new every day wage of tea backyard employees got here into impact from August 1.

Whereas the every day wage of a tea backyard employees in Brahmaputra Valley has been hiked to Rs 232, in Barak Valley it has been raised to Rs 210.

The Assam authorities additionally determined to deliver the small tea gardens at par with the large tea gardens within the state.

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Thus, making them pay the identical every day money wage.

Nevertheless, the All Assam Small Tea Growers’ Affiliation (AASTGA) has expressed dissatisfaction over the state authorities’s resolution.

They stated that bringing the small tea gardens at par with the large tea gardens is an injustice.

“We weren’t consulting us by the Assam authorities earlier than the choice was taken. It’s unimaginable for small tea gardens to pay the brand new every day wages to the employees,” AASTGA president Rajen Bora stated.