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5th ITD: TU Declaration on Housing and Land Rights

Valparai, Tamil Nadu. December 15, 2009

On the Fifth International Tea Day (ITD) on December 15, 2009, assemblies of Tea workers in Alipur Dwar, West Bengal, Vandiperiyar, Kerala and Valparai, Tamilnadu  issue the following declaration on the “Housing and Land Rights in Tea Plantation Workers”. Continue reading “5th ITD: TU Declaration on Housing and Land Rights”


4th ITD (2008): Empowerment of Women Workers

Birpada, West Bengal. December 15, 2018

The ITD celebrations by the tea workers had ‘empowerment of women workers’ as the theme, which was picked up by the UTUC under the leadership of Ashok Ghosh. The UTUC West Bengal organised a workshop on the theme, on December 14th, followed by a rally Continue reading “4th ITD (2008): Empowerment of Women Workers”

4th ITD: Preparatory Meeting

Circuit House, Kolkata. March 8, 2008

1. List of Attendees:

  1. Rajan Pradhan, AITUC Continue reading “4th ITD: Preparatory Meeting”

4th ITD: Massive Gathering of Small Tea Growers at Islampur

Islampur, West Bengal. December 15, 2008

Confederation of Indian Small Tea Grower Associations (CISTA) took the initiative in organising the International Tea Day, 2008 at Islampur, West Bengal. CISTA was formally launched in Ellappara, Kerala in 2007 as a body of small tea grower associations in Continue reading “4th ITD: Massive Gathering of Small Tea Growers at Islampur”

ITD 2007 – STG Rally & CISTA Logo Inauguration

Ellapara, Kerala. December 15, 2007

In the afternoon of 15th December,07 Small Tea Growers from Assam, West Bengal,TamilNadu and Kerala states marched on a rally at Ellapara, Kerala. STGs have started rally from the community center and marched through the market place and bus Continue reading “ITD 2007 – STG Rally & CISTA Logo Inauguration”

ITD 2007: Formation of CISTA

Kuttikanam, Idukki, Kerala. December 14, 2007

On the eve of International Tea Day delegates of Small Tea Growers’ Associations from the states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamilnadu and Kerala had the first and the founding National Convention of Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers’ Associations (CISTA) on 14 December 2007 at Marian College, Kuttikanam, Continue reading “ITD 2007: Formation of CISTA”

December 15, 2006 – Rally at Hatton, Sri Lanka

To celebrate the 2nd International Tea Day, a rally was organised at Hatton, Sri Lanka on December 15, 2006 by The Red flag Union, All Ceylon United Workers’ Congress, Workers’ Liberation Front, Lanka General Services union, National Union of Workers, Plantation Continue reading “December 15, 2006 – Rally at Hatton, Sri Lanka”

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


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”

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