Giri said garden workers had always been denied their basic rights. “The history of the tea gardens in the Hills is heaped in atrocities, suppression and exploitation. From 1947 until 2007, the condition of the tea gardens was not good. The daily wage of the workers was Rs 62.50. However after GJM was formed in 2007, we took up the issue and managed to hike it to Rs 132. Now we want the minimum wage fixed at Rs 353,” he said from an undisclosed location.
Source: Times of India