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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: Trade Union Declaration on Women in Tea Plantations

Adopted at the seminar “Strategies for Empowering Women Workers”

Birpada, Jalpaigudi, West Bengal. December 14-15, 2008

Recognising that tea is among the few industries in which women constitute more than half of the workforce in the tea industry; Continue reading “4th ITD: Trade Union Declaration on Women in Tea Plantations”

3rd ITD : Workers’ Assembly and Public Meeting

December 16, 2007 , Vandiperiyar, Idukki District, Kerala

Rally and Public Meeting

A rally of around 500 workers started from Periyar Junction to Taxi Stand Maidan, Vandiperiyar to mark the occasion of International Tea Day. Veteran central trade union leaders like Ashok Ghosh, Samir Roy, P.A. Joseph, V. Soman along with Abani Roy, Continue reading “3rd ITD : Workers’ Assembly and Public Meeting”

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’”

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”

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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