The Assam Tea Tribe Students’ Association (ATTSA) has withdrawn its call for tea garden bandh on March 22.
The ATTSA called for the bandh demanding an increase of the tea garden workers’ daily wage to Rs 351.
However, as the matter of tea garden workers’ daily wage is now pending with the Gauhati High Court after filing of petitions by the tea garden owners and the Assam Tea Tribe Students’ Association, the Association has decided to postpone the bandh.
The Association organized a general meeting at Bokakhat in the Golaghat district on Saturday to discuss the matter.
After the meeting, the Association announced its decision to withdraw the proposed bandh.
Talking to Northeast Now, an office-bearer of the Bokakhat district committee of the Association, Sushil Kalindee said, “As the matter is currently pending with the court, we have decided to withdraw the bandh because the garden owners may file a case against us.”
The Assam Cabinet announced to hike the tea garden workers of the state to Rs 217 which has been opposed by the Association.
The ATTSA filed a petition demanding that the daily wage of the tea garden workers in Assam should be increased to Rs 351.