11 October, 2019
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GS-II: Assam tea estates violating labour laws.
A report by Oxfam a confederation of independent charitable organisations focussing on the alleviation of global poverty has flagged violation of labour rights on the tea estates of Assam.
Extremely Low Wages:
Injustice for Women:
Main Reason: Inequality of Power
Enabling Living Wages: Closing the gap between current wages and living wages for tea workers could be supported in one of two ways:
Either by supermarkets increasing the end consumer price of tea, alongside making a commitment to pass this increase to workers rather than increasing their own margins.
Or alternatively, by maintaining current prices but redistributing some of the retailer and tea brand share of the end consumer price to workers.
For ending hardships:
Plantations Labour Act (PLA), 1951.
Source: THE HINDU
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