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10,000 Workers Laid-off after Jute Mills Shut Down 2018-12-06 [News Central Staff]

Tea garden workers on fast, want new owner 2018-12-04 [The Telegraph]

The Bitter Plight of Bengal's Tea Garden Workers 2018-10-01 [The Wire]

Darjeeling’ steam engine toy trains grounded after labourers strike work 2018-09-13 [Hindustan Times]

Good news for 1.30 lakh workers, salary hiked by 45% 2018-09-13 [DNA]

Tea wage hike call 2018-08-19 [The Telegraph]

Minimum wage uncertain: interim hike proposed for Bengal tea workers 2018-08-17 [Newsmen]

Hospital for bidi workers sick 2018-08-15 [Telegraph]

Worker safety of no value 2018-08-09 [Telegraph]

Tea workers strike for 50 cent per day pay rise 2018-08-09 [The Daily Star]

More than 400,000 tea estate workers go on strike over pay 2018-08-08 [The Guardian]

IIT-Kgp in panic mode as hostel workers’ strike looms 2018-08-05 [The Times]

GNLF brews garden push 2018-08-04 [The Telegraph]

Forum renews garden strike threat over wages 2018-08-04 [Telegraph]

Basic Welfare Provisions for Tea Estate Workers Under Threat 2018-07-24 [Newsclick]

Reprieve as Appeals Court reinstates 362 tea workers 2018-07-23 [Media Max]

Tea garden strike on hold in wake of announcement 2018-07-23 [The Business Standard]

Appeal for unity for tea garden unions in Darjeeling 2018-07-11 [The Echo]

Tea planters urge unions not to disrupt operations in Bengal 2018-07-10 [IANS]

BJP mulls tea agitation plan 2018-07-10 [Telegraph]

Tea union plea to finalise workers' pay 2018-07-07 [The Telegraph]

Morcha out of tea forum strike 2018-07-07 [The Telegraph]

Domestic workers of West Bengal find new hope in trade union 2018-07-06 [Catch News]

Govt urges unions to drop tea strike 2018-07-05 [The Telegraph]

TMC tea unions fail to merge 2018-07-04 [The Telegraph]

Lift strike, tea planters tell unions 2018-07-02 [The Telegraph]

TMC shuns tea strike 2018-07-01 [The Telegraph]

Tea strike for minimum pay 2018-06-30 [The Telegraph]

 VIDEO Lockout At Bengal Textile Factory, 5,700 Jobs At Stake 2018-06-26 [NDTV]

Domestic workers rally in Kolkata for just wages, social security 2018-06-23 [The Business Standard]

Domestic workers rally in Kolkata for just wages, social security 2018-06-23 [IANS]

Meal workers voice concern 2018-06-22 [The Telegraph]

Big Win For Domestic Workers In West Bengal; Now Recognised As Trade Union 2018-06-20 [The Logical Indian]

In a First, Kolkata Domestic Workers' Organisation Gets Trade Union Status 2018-06-19 [The Wire]

Domestic workers’ body gets trade union status 2018-06-18 [The Hindu]

3 months' pay for mill workers 2018-06-11 [The Telegraph]

Tea union panels to help secure arrears 2018-06-11 [The Telegraph]

Strike threat by tea union 2018-06-04 [Telegraph India]

Relay-hunger strike by contract workers 2018-05-20 [e-Pao]

GNLF union drops gherao plan 2018-05-04 [The Telegraph]

Mill workers call strike from April 23 2018-04-13 [The Telegraph]

GNLF union threat to stop tea dispatch 2018-03-31 [The Statesman]

Regional rural bank employees threaten to go on three-day strike 2018-03-26 [The Economic Times]

Tea garden locked out after attack 2018-03-24 [The Telegraph]

Union threatens to stop Darjeeling tea first flush pluck 2018-03-13 [The Times]

Tea workers, unions set for Siliguri rally 2018-01-25 [The Statesman]

New ration scheme is enriching tea estate managements at the cost of their workers 2017-11-19 [Scroll]

Wage hike call by tea workers 2017-11-18 [Telegraph]

Darjeeling tea gardens reel under bandh effect, workers migrate in search of livelihood 2017-10-28 [The Times]

Government employees should accept 15% hike in DA: HC 2017-09-14 [PTI]

This month in labour history

3-12-1984 Bhopal chemical disaster, leading to hundreds of deaths. [more]

25-12-1968 Forty-four Dalits are burnt to death in Kizhavenmani village, Tamil Nadu. Retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit laborers. [more]

29-12-1948 Hind Mazdoor Sabha (Workers Assembly of India) national trade union centre is founded. [more]