20% bonus demand by AASAA from tea companies before Durga Puja

Dibrugarh : The All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) has demanded all tea company management to pay 20 per cent bonus to all tea garden workers before Durga Puja celebrations.

AASAA’s Tinsukia District Committee General Secretary, Ramanus Lakra said that a few days ago, Manohari Tea Estate of Dibrugarh sold 1 Kg Tea for Rs 60,000. The management had declared that this time before Durga Puja they would pay 8.33 percent bonus to all the tea garden workers. He called it unfortunate.

“We demand to all the management of tea companies of Assam to give 20 percent bonus before Durga Puja. We also demand to clear all the arrears of tea garden workers and to declare Karam Utsav as State Holiday. If our demands are not fulfilled then AASAA shall stage protest in front all the tea companies of Assam,” said Ramanus Lakra.

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