Tea garden workers in Sylhet continued with their strike on Wednesday, the 16th day of their protest movement, demanding revision of their wages to Tk 300 from the existing Tk 120.
In tea gardens across Sylhet, UNB found that tea garden workers were carrying on with their movement by staging protests and forming human chains in groups.
After a meeting with the tea garden workers' union leaders on Tuesday, the Panchayat heads decided to carry on with their movement until their demand for higher wages is met.
The movement started on August 9, when workers from 241 tea gardens of the country abstained from work for two hours, demanding Tk 300 as daily wages. As their demand was not met, they decided to go on a full-scale strike from August 13.
After holding meetings with tea garden owners and other stakeholders in the past two weeks, the tea garden workers’ union agreed to resumption of work from Monday and get Tk 120 as wages for the time being, but that was rejected by the workers.
The ongoing strike is the continuation of the previously declared movement by the tea garden workers.