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Darjeeling unrest: Indefinite strike called by GJM continues 2017-06-21 [The Express]

Strike hits hill tea production 2017-06-17 [The Telegraph]

Tea union bandh: ‘Strike successful, more to follow if demands not met’ 2017-06-14 [The Express]

Darjeeling bandh: Tea garden workers to continue strike today 2017-06-13 [Express News Service]

Tea workers' strike: Trade unions demand minimum wage; protests spread to Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling 2017-06-12 [First Post]

Will declare tea plantation workers' strike 'illegal': Mamata Banerjee 2017-06-11 [Zee News]

Tea workers to go on strike 2017-06-11 [The Hindu]

Agitation at textile mill: Workers ‘block’ mill official’s car, says police shot at them 2017-05-19 [The Express]

Hindustan Paper employees on strike against non-payment of wages 2017-05-18 [Hindu Business Line]

3 steel plant workers killed after molten iron falls on them 2017-05-07 [The Times]

Workers start cooperative to revive tea garden 2017-05-06 [The Hindu]

Protest by tea garden workers at Dooars 2017-04-26 [TNN]

Minimum Wages Act implementation: DTDPLU threatens to launch agitation 2017-03-15 [Millenniumpost]

Unions' threat for minimum wage stirs TMC pot 2017-03-15 [Telegraph]

Indentured labour: protest at Calcutta 2017-03-07 [The Hindu]

तृणमूल काग्रेस मजदूर युनियन की सभा 2017-03-06 [Jagran]

TMC to form unions in rlys, bank and insurance sectors 2017-03-06 [Echo]

Banking operations disrupted as unions go on strike 2017-02-28 [IANS]

Minimum wage for BLF workers hiked, owners protest 2017-02-13 [Express News Service]

Happy fallout of DeMo: pay hike - Adityapur firms flouting daily wage norms forced to mend ways 2017-02-07 [Telegraph India]

ONGC contractual workers stage protest in Silchar 2017-02-03 [The Sentinel]

Garden shut after protest by workers 2017-02-03 [Telegraph]

Suspension of work at Bescos unit in city 2017-01-30 [India Today]

Cable tangle kills worker 2017-01-23 [Telegraph]

Tea Gardens Brewing Trouble 2017-01-19 [News 18]

Energy-saving lights cheer tea garden workers 2017-01-09 [BL]

Barak Valley tea workers protest 2017-01-07 [TOI]

Cash push for tea wage 2017-01-04 [Telegraph India]

Tea gardens turn cashless in tough times 2016-12-30 [TOI]

Workers say no to overtime at Salboni currency printing press 2016-12-28 [India.com]

Bid to ease tea worker woes 2016-12-25 [The Telegraph]

State rushes to get tea estate reopened to save face 2016-12-25 [The Telegraph]

Note ban: Trouble brewing in north Bengal’s tea gardens 2016-12-25 [HT]

Tea Board to RBI: Expedite opening of Jan Dhan accounts for Bengal garden workers 2016-12-24 [BL]

India Today impact: Tea garden workers finally receive dues in West Bengal's Alipurduar 2016-12-23 [India Today]

Payment deadlock broken for tea-garden workers 2016-12-22 [The Hindu]

Poor bank connectivity in Bengal, want wages in cash 2016-12-08 [The Indian Express]

Tea unions demand banks 2016-12-07 [Telegraph India]

Mill stops work citing cash crunch; ruse, say workers 2016-12-07 [TOI]

Tea garden workers not receiving payments, says Mamata Banerjee 2016-12-03 [India.com]

A Kolkata jute mill ‘sacks’ cash; 99% of staff prefer bank transfer 2016-12-03 [BL]

Irked bank employees' union writes to RBI 2016-12-02 [TOI]

State govt workers union stages demonstration in front of RBI 2016-12-02 [Echo of India]

Jan Dhan push for tea workers 2016-12-02 [TOI]

Why Bengal failed to pay salaries to tea workers, but Assam managed to 2016-12-02 [BL]

Trade union asks Modi to allow wage payment in cash to tea workers 2016-12-01 [Echo of India]

Tea garden workers in Bengal: ‘No banks close by, delay in wages could lead to starvation’ 2016-12-01 [The Indian Express]

RBI says yes, government staff to get advance cash 2016-11-30 [TOI]

Demonetisation: Tea plantation workers to face a major crisis in Dec 2016-11-30 [BS]

Cash Shortage to Continue for 4 to 5 months: Bank Employees' Body 2016-11-25 [News18]

This month in labour history

29-06-1928 The South Indian Railway strike begins. The bosses respond with a lock-out and the colonial government unleashes severe, violent repression. [more]