The Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangh (ACMS) on Tuesday demanded an increase in the salaries of tea garden workers. The ACMS further said that the workers of small tea gardens in the state are suffering due to not being able to fix their wages.
Addressing a press conference in Dibrugarh on Tuesday, ACMS President and former Union Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar criticized the government for failing to fix the wages of workers in small tea gardens. Ghatovar said that there are laborers working in small tea gardens, but their condition is very poor and they are exploited by the owners of small tea gardens. He further stated that there is no fixed wage for them as the government has failed to resolve their issues. Even after knowing the problems of small tea plantation workers, the government is not taking any initiative. ”
ACMS President Ghatovar said, “We are holding peaceful protests across the state in support of our 11 charter demands. The government has not given us permission to organize Dispur Chalo program. But until our demands are met, our peaceful protest will continue. “Ghatovar further said,” To increase the minimum wage of tea plantation workers, a meeting was recently held in Guwahati on 6 February. We explicitly urged to increase the minimum wage to Rs. 351. This ACMS and long term There is a pending demand from the government. The government should prioritize the issue. ”