Bibek Das

End Colonial Era Humiliation: Assam Tea Workers Prepare for A Strike Demanding Fixation of Minimum Wages

It is 76 years of India’s Independence, yet the racist profit seeking exploitation of Tea workers continues unabated. The tea estates of North Bengal and Assam carry the colonial legacy of inhuman exploitation of the tribes who were brought from Jharkhand and adjacent areas in the early nineteenth century by the colonial rulers. Since then, the mechanism for earning super profit by the owners of tea estates is kept intact What else could explain the fact that till now the governments refuse to fix minimum wages for tea workers?

Save Industry Day in Assam

Save Industry of Assam Day was observed across Assam on 8 July 2021 to save various industries from closure and privatisation. The special call to observe the Save Industry of Assam Day was issued by Save Industry Save Worker Joint Action Committee (SISW JAC), an independent platform of national trade unions to save paper mills, fertiliser factories, jute mills, tea industries, spinning mills, oil industries, airport and electricity sector.