DIBRUGARH, Aug 28 - The workers of Maijan Tea Estate led by Assam Tea Tribes Students� Association (ATTSA) today staged a two-hour demonstration in front of the office of the garden management, demanding their entitlements.
The student body had earlier submitted a memorandum in which they had urged upon the authority concerned to provide them with an ambulance facility, doctors and other medical staff for the garden, besides other entitlements.
After the management failed to fulfil their demands, the student body registered its protest by staging a two-hour demonstration.
Local ATTSA leader Sunil Pator said workers of the estate have been deprived of medical services for the past several years.
�The garden management has neither provided doctors, nurses and other medical staff nor provided any ambulance to carry patients from the garden to other hospitals. They have also stopped repair of the garden quarters provided to the workers. The rations provided to the workers are also of very poor quality,� Pator said.
ATTSA leaders also raised the issues of wage hike to Rs 351 and scheduling of the tea garden working communities, the promise which was made by the BJP to the community during the last Assembly polls in the State.
The ATTSA leaders threatened to intensify stir if the State government failed to notify and implement the wage hike as also grant them ST status.
Maijan Tea Estate is located some 10 kilometres from here. It is one of the tea estates owned by the world�s oldest tea company � Assam Company India Limited (ACIL) now owned by BRS Ventures. The company has some 15 tea estates in the State.