MEMORANDUM OF SETTLEMENT

 

NAME OF PARTIES:

 

               The Tea Industry of Assam Valley represented by the five Employers’ Associations, namely:

 

1.       Indian Tea Association

2.       Tea Association of India

3.       Bharatiya Cha Parishad

4.       Assam Tea Planters’ Association

5.       North Eastern Tea Association

     AND

                                   The employees represented by the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha.

 

PRESENT:

 

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EMPLOYERS :

 

1.  Shri  R.K.Gogoi

2.  Shri  N. Dasgupta                       Indian Tea Association

3.  Shri  Arijit Raha

4.  Shri  Sandip Ghosh 

 

5.  Shri  Sudhir Prakash

6.  Shri  N.K.Dharma

7.  Shri  C.G.Dennis  

8.  Shri  Kalyan Basu                       Tea Association of India

9.  Shri  J. N. Baruah

10. Shri  Ranjan Paul

 

11. Shri   N.Tibrewal                      Bharatiya Chah Parishad

12. Shri   Robin Borthakur

 

13. Shri  Abhijit Sarmah

14. Shri A. Bhuyan                         Assam Tea Planters Association 

 

 

15. Shri  Bidyananda Barkakoty        North Eastern Tea association

16. Shri  D.K.Dowerah

 

    

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EMPLOYEES:

 

1.   Shri P. S. Ghatowar. M.P. President, ACMS. & Chief Whip of AICC              

2.    Shri D. Tanti. Ex-MLA (Acting General Secretary, ACMS.)  

3.   Shri  R.P. Singh (MLA)

4.   Shri  Raju Sahu (MLA)

5.   Shri  A.Tirky (Ex-MLA)

6.   Shri N. Tanti

7.   Shri Lakheswar Tanti  

8.   Shri U.N.Sahu

9.   Shri N.Patra

10. Shri H.N.Gorh

11. Shri Rupesh Gowala

12. Shri Nabin Chandra Keot

13. Shri Sriram Singh

14. Shri N. Kurmi 

15  Shri Pankaj Das

16. Shri B.N.Bhuyan (Ex MLA)

17. Shri B. Nag

18. Shri B.N.Tanti

19. Shri B.B.Tanti 

20. Shri S.S.Gaur

21. Shri D.S.Kujur

22. Shri C.K. Parjai

23. Md. Nasiruddin Ahmed

24. Shri T.S. Kurmi

25. Shri Prokash Nag

26. Shri G. Lohar

27. Shri P.C.Kumbhakar

28. Shri Indra Nayak

29. Shri T. Keot

 

SHORT RECITAL:

   

The ACMS had been demanding revision of the plucking rates applicable to daily rated workers engaged in plucking in Tea Estate of Brahmaputra Valley, the last revision having been effected on 27th March, 1993. The issue of improvement of productivity was discussed at length and after protracted discussions the following settlement was reached by and between the parties at the Meeting held at Dibrugarh on 09.04.2010.

 

TERMS OF SETTLEMENT:

 

1. It is agreed that the minimum plucking task of ticca period would 21 kgs to 23 kgs form the plucking season of 2010.

 

INCENTIVE:

                   

2. With view to improving productivity, the incentive/extra leaf pice would be enhanced for output above minimum ask of 23kgs, in two slabs, as follows form plucking season 2010

 

       a) 24 kgs to average output of the Garden @55 Paise per Kg.

       b) Above average output of the Garden @ Re. 1 per kgs.

 

                                                                                                                     Green leaf harvested in 2007, 2008, 2009 during (June to October)

Note: Average output of the Garden = --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                                             Mandays deployed for plucking during same period.

 

DISINCENTIVE:

 

3. It has also been agreed that disincentive for output below23 kgs minimum task in the form of deduction will be the mirror image of the incentive slabs narrated above, as follows:

 

        a) Form 22 kgs to the output equivalent to the quantum defined in clause 2(a) above @ 55 paise per kg.

        b) For output below 3(a) above, @ Re. 1 per kg.

 

4. The Additional compensation being paid to factory workers during ticca period would be revised to Rs. 3 per day with effect form ticca period commencing form plucking season of 2010.

 

5. The existing rates of plucking commission payable to sarders as applicable to individual estates shall not be affected by this agreement.

 

6. Both the parties expressed their concern about growing absenteeism and have resolved to jointly address this issue.

 

7. With a view to assessing the impact of improvement in productivity, both the parties agreed to review the implementation of the agreement after one year.

 

8.  This Agreement will be deemed to be a "Settlement" as defined in Section 2(p) of the Industrial Disputes Act and will be binding on the parties as provided for Section 18 of the said Act.

 

 

Representative of the Employers’ Association                                   Representative OF Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha

 

 

 

 

Dated 9th April, 2010

 

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