West Bengal: May Day Observance at Tea Garden
May Day Observance at tea garden
Braving thunderstorm and rains, nearly 100 workers assembled at Dipa Line of Sachindra Chandra Tea Estate in Khoribari, Darjeeling district to observe historic May Day.
Red flag was hoisted by the veteran leader of tea workers' movement Com. Suknath Oraon. Since this year May Day was earmarked as Mazdoor- Kishan Diwas, floral homage was paid to the memories of worker and peasant martyrs of recent years. Slogans demanding repeal of both labour codes and 3 Kishan acts, Minimum Wages and land patta for tea workers were raised with alacrity. Com. Sumanti Ekka in her vibrant speech explained the significance of building workers- peasants unity to fight out the fascist onslaught on the working population of our country. She also emphasised on extending our union work in few more gardens to strengthen our bargaining power with the management. The assemblage was also addressed by the Working President of Tarai Sangrami Cha Shramik Union, Com. Abhijit Mazumdar. The extensive participation of female tea workers remained very conspicuous for this year's May Day celebration.