GUWAHATI, Oct 15 - Participants at a citizens� meeting held today at Guwahati Press Club under the auspices of the All India People�s Front (AIPF), demanded immediate implementation of the recommendation of the Wage Advisory Board for Tea Workers of the State.
The meeting, presided over by Professor Dilip Bora, Head of the Department of Modern Indian Language, Gauhati University (GU), demanded that each of the tea garden workers of the State be paid Rs 177 as daily wage as per the recommendation of the Wage Advisory Board.
The meeting was addressed, among others, by Wage Advisory Board member and president of the Assam Sangrami Shah Shramik Sangha Bibek Das, All India Trade Union Congress� State president Upen Talukdar, assistant secretary of AATSA Dhiraj Gowala, and AASA vice president Rajen Horo. A good number of workers from various tea estates of the State were present at the meeting. The participants condemned the role played by the State Government and the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha in this respect.