The tenure of the Industry wise agreement dated 30th
November, 2005 on wages for daily – rated workers in the
Valley having expired on the 31st
December, 2009, the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha demanded revision of wage rates.
Accordingly, bipartite negotiations took place between the Assam Chah Mazdoor
Sangha and the Employers’ Associations on Various Dates at Dibrugarh.
In course of discussions the Employers’ representatives stressed on the long
term sustainability of Industry. It was also agreed that productivity issues
need to be addressed immediately.
Finally an agreement on the question of wages for the daily rated workers
of the tea gardens in the Brahmaputra Valley was arrived at on 2ed
February, 2010 at Dibrugarh on the following terms:-
TERMS OF SETTLEMENT:
1. There will be an increase in the daily
wages of Daily Rates Workers as follows:
8.00 per day
01/04/2011 to 30/06/2012 Rs.
5.00 per day
to 30/09/2013 Rs.
5.00 per day
2. The increase in daily wages as provided for
in Clause 1 of this agreement shall be added to the present wages of Rs. 58.50.
3. The agreement will be given effect to from
the period commencing on or after 1st February, 2010 and the arrears of wages
form 01.01.2010 will be paid by 31st March, 2010.
Any garden having any difficulty regarding
payment of arrear wages should approach the local Branch Offices of the ACMS for
4. The Employers Associations expressed
concern at the growing trend of absenteeism of permanent workers and
discussed ways and means with the Union to curb this trend. The Union
appreciated the problem and agreed to co-operate with the garden management in
their effort to reduce
5. This agreement will be deemed to a
“Settlement” as defined in Section 2(p) of the Industrial Disputes Act and will
be binding on the parties as provided for in Section 18 of the said Act.
Representative of the Employers’ Association
Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha