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Tea workers' indefinite strike withdrawn

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 20th August, 2022 05:06:43 PM
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Tea workers have withdrawn their indefinite strike after an increase of Tk25 of their daily wage. Their daily wage is now fixed at Tk145 from Tk 120.

After the meeting at divisional Labour Department office at Sreemangal in Moulvibazar district on Saturday, Nipen Paul, General Secretary of Tea Workers Union, said they have withdrawn the strike after getting assurance from the Prime Minister.

“Our wages will be raised by Tk 25 and the Prime Minister has assured us that she will hold a meeting after her visit to India. In that meeting we will inform her about our demands. From Sunday all workers will resume their work in their respective gardens,” he said.

The general tea garden workers however opposed their announcement immediately and demonstrated in front of Sreemangal Labour Department office for raising their wage to Tk 300.