The Dibrugarh and Tinsukia units of All Assam Tea Tribes’ Students’ Association (ATTSA) staged a protest demonstration at Assam Board India Tea Association (ABITA) Zone-I office in Dibrugarh demanding wage hike.
The ATTSA members raised slogans against the tea industry and the BJP-led government and demanded a wage of Rs 400 per day.
Presently the tea garden workers in Brahmaputra Valley are paid a daily wage of Rs 167 while those in the Barak Valley are paid Rs 145 per day.
“Rs 400 per day wage is our long-pending demand and the government has not paid any attention to it,” the agitating workers said.
“Several promises were made during the elections. However, nothing has been fulfilled until now,” they said.