Trade Unions in Assam

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TRADE UNIONS IN ASSAM

ASSAM CHAH MAZDOOR SANGHA - ASSAM TEA WORKERS UNION (Indian National Congress) THE KEY PEOPLE: Paban Singh Ghatowar (President)
The largest trade union organizing laborers in tea a garden of the Assam Valley in north-eastern India. The union was founded in 1950s.The union is affiliated with the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC). The organizational network of ACMS includes 846 company tea gardens. INTUC promised the plantation owners not to engage in 'disruptive' union activism whilst ITA promised INTUC free access to organizing in the tea gardens. Through this agreement with the tea plantation owners, ACMS was able to establish a virtual monopoly over labor organizing in the Assam Valley tea gardens. ACMS has 22 branch organizations. The union has its headquarters at Jiban Phukan Nagar in Dibrugarh. ACTIVITIES 1:

* Meeting held at Dibrugarh on 09.04.2010.
* The issue of improvement of productivity
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.

2. Charter of demand for an increase in wages to make good the regional disparity in wages levels

ACTIVITY 2:

TERMS OF SETTLEMENT:
 
1. The wages of Daily Rates Workers of Assam valley would be revised as follows:

Period             Adult
 
 From 01/01/2012 to 31/12/2012 Rs. 84.00 Per day
 From 01/01/2013 to 31/12/2013...
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