Tea workers from Chandpore Tea Estate share about their protest to stop the creation of a special economic zone over land they have cultivated for years to supplement their meager salary from tea plucking. Listen to them talk about their struggle that began in December 2015. While the government has halted on the plan to have a economic zone, after months of protest, there is still not guarantee that they would not carry through with this project. During a series of interviews with workers in July 2016, they urged those who support the right of tea workers to urge the government to stop the creation of this zone over land they have cultivated.
Read Mohan Rabidas’ piece Justice for Teaworkers: My Motherland Cant Be Grabbed on Law@theMargins on the protest.