Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Exploitation of Labour???
On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 1:30 AM, Indi - Tea 'n' Teas <email@example.com> wrote:
Every single time that I travel to N America or the US, a question about 'labour exploitation in the tea industry' is almost a de rigueur certainty.
Each time I have to go to great pains to explain that WITHIN the Indian context, Tea Estate labour is far better off than workers in other industries.
This cutting from the newspaper of a photograph taken by some staff reporter on a day when the Nilgiris was being lashed by torrential rains and being almost blown away by the gusty winds leaves one with no need for words:
And this on a day when even the family dog had decided that cowering under the bed was the smarter option.
Does it appear as though these women are the 'exploited' kind??
P.S: Can't help but also add that while we get hit with 'you must provide adequate care to the workforce'
when we request buyers to pay that little bit extra to support the effort,
there is an immediate turning in of the toes.
Rather ironic, is it not?
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