Sylhet tea-garden workers strike for higher wages

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The Growth of Anarcho-Syndicalism in Bangladesh The Bangladesh anarchist workers' movement is less than five years old, born out of the ashes of failed USSR. The author of this article recalls the antecedent period in Bangladesh history where USSR held hegemony. This was a time of deep faith and affection for the thought of USSR. As far as the author understands, none in the movement knew of anarchism and libertarian socialism as a political ideology and would not know of it until decades later. We revered the hanging portraits of USSR leaders, we studied their books, and we integrated discussion of their ideas into our daily lives. Our life's pursuit was to become socialist revolutionaries. We were so fervent in our beliefs of a better world that we sacrificed clothing for books, food for paper. The socialist movement was already active in Bangladesh when my generation moved from studying socialism to helping develop a mass socialist movement. In Dhaka, the capit... (From :


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Sylhet tea-garden workers strike for higher wages

The workers are also protesting as the ‘Wage Agreement’ between the owners and workers is yet to be signed, reports a Moulvibazar correspondent quoting Raju Guala, president, Bangladesh Cha Sramik Union, (Tea plantation workers union ) Sylhet valley.

The workers are currently paid Tk 85 per day, but they are demanding Tk 200 at present, the correspondent said.

“The owners are delaying the wage agreement, which is detrimental to the tea laborers,” Raju Guala said.
“The wage agreement is usually signed every two years, but it is already three years and there is no sign of the new agreement,” Guala added.

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February 1, 2021; 5:27:02 PM (America/Los_Angeles)
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