The tea garden workers returned to work from Monday. The indefinite strike of tea workers has been called off as the leaders of the tea workers' union agreeing to a daily wage hike of Tk25 on the assurance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
In a meeting on August 21 night, the tea garden workers announced the withdrawal. "The workers have called off the strike. They will go to work from today," confirmed Bijoy Hazra, organizing secretary of Bangladesh Tea Workers Union.
"Labor leaders are happy with the Prime Minister's assurance. Based on the prime minister's assurance, the tea workers have accepted the wage and will join work from Sunday," said Mir Nahid Ahsan, Deputy Commissioner of Moulvibazar District.
Earlier, Moulvibazar Deputy Commissioner had conveyed the PM's assurance at a meeting held at the Divisional office of the labour department in Srimangal, Moulvibazar in the afternoon.