Tea Union Likely To Face Strike In May


Alipurduar: Leaders of tea trade unions other than those backed by Trinamool have threatened a strike in May if the state fails to fix and implement minimum wages.
Representatives of the Joint Forum – an apex body of non-Trinamool tea trade unions – have also decided to stage demonstrations in gardens and outside state government offices in blocks and sub-divisions from the end of this month.

The decision, made at a meeting of the forum in Siliguri on Tuesday, can pose a fresh challenge to the state government, which has been working to resolve the issue of minimum wages for the past three years.

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“If the state fails to finalize and implement the minimum wage by April 30, we would be forced to intensify our movement and can even think of launching strike in the tea industry,” said Ziaur Alam, convener, Joint Forum.