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15 January 2016

3 UK tea brands drop Indian supplier over work conditions

Author: Jane Deith, BBC News

Three of the UK's top tea brands have stopped buying from a group of Indian plantations after a BBC investigation exposed dangerous working conditions. The BBC found a disregard for health and safety on an estate in north-east India owned by Assam...

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26 October 2015

India: New tea partnership to tackle abuse and trafficking in Indian tea communities

Author: Ethical Tea Partnership

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18 October 2015

Kerala, India: Women plantation workers organize to demand their rights - and win

This is the story of an extraordinary uprising, a movement of 6,000 barely educated women labourers who call themselves "Pempilai Orumai", or women's unity.  The women are tea pickers from Kerala in India and work for a huge plantation company, Kanan...

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8 September 2015

BBC investigates inhumane working conditions in tea plantations in Assam, India - brands respond

Author: Justin Rowlatt and Jane Deith, BBC

"The bitter story behind the UK's national drink", 8 Sep 2015...

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24 September 2014

India: UNICEF partners with industry to tackle abuse & trafficking of children in tea communities

Author: UNICEF

"Ground-breaking new tea partnership to tackle abuse and trafficking in Indian tea communities",...

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19 August 2014

Minimum wage violations perpetuate modern-day feudalism on Assam's tea plantations

Author: Nazdeek

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19 March 2013

Tata Global Beverages awards Re-imagination Scholarships [United Kingdom]

Author: Brunel University, London

Tata Global Beverages, owners of the Tetley Tea brand, has underlined its commitment to encouraging fair access to education by partnering with Brunel University to offer the 2013 Tata Global Beverages Re-Imagination Scholarships.The scholarships,...

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4 January 2013

Labour unrest a simmering problem in Assam's tea gardens [India]

Author: Manimugdha S Sharma, Times of India

"These people [tea pickers in Assam] feel they have been left behind in the journey of progress. Unrest is bound to happen," says Delhi-based Anirudh Goswami who grew up in a tea estate in Upper Assam and has seen life in a tea garden from close...

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1 April 2011

[PDF] What’s really in your cuppa? A special investigation into the hidden costs of tea, milk and sugar

Author: Ecologist [UK]

Each day, millions of us take a small bag, drop it into a cup, pour in boiling water, and add a dash of milk plus a spoonful of sugar...But how many of us have actually wondered what goes into our favourite drink, or where the principal ingredients...

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1 October 2010

Pesticide worker dies and 2 shot and killed by police at Tetley-linked tea plantation in Assam, India

Author: Intl. Union of Foodworkers

A report commissioned by the IUF…details extensive human rights violations at the Tata-controlled Powai Tea Estate in Assam, India...The estate is owned by Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL) a company controlled by Tata Global Beverages....

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