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PUCL-PUDR Report Some Questions

the tea industry is much better than it was during 1977-82. Moreover, the increase in wages under the present agreement had retrospective effect only from April 1983 and not July 1982 when the previous agreement expired. Hence the workers were deprived of their additional wages for nine months. I suppose Deven Sarkar would like to say that all this was done in the interests of the workers becuase when somebody criticises these, as I had done in my article, he becomes anti- working class and a stooge of the management. Nonetheless, I can only point out that not only does "every strike .., [mean] sacrifice of earnings of a workman" but wage agreements like the one of July 1983 also make workers sacrifice their earnings.

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