DOOMDOOMA, June 25 - Doomdooma branch of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha (ACMS) today staged an hour-long dharna in front of the Circle Office of Doomdooma Revenue Circle demanding immediate fixation of wages of the tea labourers working in the tea gardens and also to fix the minimum wage for tea labourers working in the small tea gardens of the State.
The president of Doomdooma branch of ACMS and former Labour Minister Dileswar Tanti and secretary Rupesh Gowala led the protest. Later they sent two separate memorandums to the Chief Minister and Labour Minister of Assam through the Circle Officer of Doomdooma Revenue Circle.
Talking to this correspondent, Rupesh Gowala who is also the general secretary of the central committee of ACMS said that though the State government formed an advisory committee 19 months back to fix the wage of the tea labourers in the State, but it failed to do the same. Similarly, the State government issued the draft notification regarding the fixation of minimum wages of the labourers working in small tea gardens of the State 11 months before, but it is yet to be finalized. He demanded the government to fix the wages of the tea labourers at the earliest.