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3rd ITD – National Seminar on ‘Closed and Abandoned Tea Gardens: Challenges before the Trade Union’

Holiday Home, Kumili, Idukki district, Kerala, December 15, 2007

The 3rd International Tea Day India Programme this year was organised by central and tea related trade unions at Kumili and Vandiperiyar, Kerala. A National Seminar on “Closed and Abandoned Tea Gardens: Challenges before the Trade Unions” was held at Holiday Continue reading “3rd ITD – National Seminar on ‘Closed and Abandoned Tea Gardens: Challenges before the Trade Union’”

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2nd International Tea Day: International Tea Conference

Hotel Topaz, Kandy, Sri Lanka. December 13-14, 2006

Day 1

A brief overview was given by P. Muthulingam, Director ISD, Kandy on the emergence of the International Tea Day. He read out the message from the President, Government of Sri Lanka and mentioned that J. John, Executive Director, Centre for Education and Continue reading “2nd International Tea Day: International Tea Conference”

1st International Tea Day (ITD): December 15, 2005

Background

International Tea Day was observed on December 15, 2005, worldwide to draw the attention of governments and citizens to the impact of current forms of global trade in tea on workers, small growers, and consumers. The decision to observe International Tea Day Continue reading “1st International Tea Day (ITD): December 15, 2005”

1st International Tea Day: New Delhi Declaration on the Rights of Tea Workers

The declaration was adopted in New Delhi on December 15, 2005 at the end of an international two-day consultation. The delegates were worker leaders and small tea growers’ representatives from various tea-growing countries namely Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Malawi, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. Continue reading "1st International Tea Day: New Delhi Declaration on the Rights of Tea Workers" 
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Action Plan – Tea Workers and Small Growers: 2nd ITD

Gudalur, Tamil Nadu, 17 December 2006

In line with the New Delhi Declaration, 2005, Kandy Declaration 2006 and action plan agreed upon at the international level at the Kandy conference, we workers and small growers of India, attending the National Convention of workers and small tea growers Continue reading “Action Plan – Tea Workers and Small Growers: 2nd ITD”

2nd ITD – National Convention of Tea Workers and Small Tea Growers, India

Gudalur, Tamil Nadu. December 17, 2006

Thousands of workers and small tea growers, among them a large number of women, from Gudallur, Nilgiris, Valparai, Wayanadu and Peermade marched along the streets of Gudallur chanting slogans demanding higher wages for workers and better prices for small Continue reading “2nd ITD – National Convention of Tea Workers and Small Tea Growers, India”

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