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AASAA decries �delay tactics�

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 21 � The�All Adivasi Students� Association of Assam (AASAA) has strongly condemned the Government�s �delay tactics� in issuing the minimum wage of Rs 169 for the tea workers of the State and demanded it to immediately issue the notification.

The AASAA will launch a massive mass movement if nothing is done at the earliest.

The AASAA has warned those groups who have become anti-tea worker, anti-people and are playing in the hands of the tea companies, thereby compromising with the lives of poor workers.

AASAA also condemned the failure of the Congress-led government in Assam to implement its declaration of minimum wage of Rs 169 to tea garden workers.

�We warn that the government that we will answer them in a befitting manner in the coming 2016 Assembly Election if they are not committed to workers cause and deny justice to workers of tea gardens,� AASAA president Raphael Kujur said.

�The AASAA has been spearheading the wage campaign movement since last year demanding a daily wage of Rs 330 to the tea garden workers, keeping in mind the enormous profits earned by companies and the rise in cost of living. AASAA will continue its democratic agitation till justice is delivered,� Kujur added.

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