TN tea planters worried over State’s move to revise minimum wages

Elvera Bartels

Tamil Nadu government’s proposal to revise the minimal wages for workforce in the plantation sector has triggered fears in the State’s tea sector. The federal government has issued a draft notification dated July thirty, proposing revision of minimal wages for employment in plantations escalating tea, coffee, rubber and cinchona in the Point out.

As per the most current proposals, there would be a wage maximize of ₹87 per working day for employees in tea estates, which is the predominant plantation crop in Tamil Nadu. The impacted get-togethers are needed to post their objections or tips to the proposals within just a period of two months from the date of gazette notification. Thereupon, the federal government shall challenge the last notification by either modifying or confirming the proposals. The preceding such revision was in 2017.

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