Tea workers in India still denied their right to safe drinking water and sanitation

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Tea workers in India still denied their right to safe drinking water and sanitation

For the past two years workers, mainly women, on plantations in the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal which supply UK-based tea giant Tetley have been organizing to demand decent water and sanitation - a fundamental human right.

Women workers typically spend long hours every day before and after work to fetch scarcely potable water from ancient taps. The sanitation facilities are abominable. The workers have documented these rights violations with a series of videos - the most recent one is HERE.


For years, workers complained to management; their complaints were ignored. With the support of the IUF, the workers formed water and sanitation committees on 6 plantations to document the abominable conditions and to propose concrete improvements.

Tetley knows about the Committees, and acknowledges 'challenges' with water and sanitation facilitaties. But they refuse to push their suppliers to sit down and negotiate with the workers' own oranizations.

How long must these workers wait to see their rights recognized? CLICK HERE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO TETLEY insisting they address human rights violations in their supply chain by negotiating with the workers' self-organized water and sanitation committees!

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