Indian villagers walks past near the closed gate of Dagapur tea garden during the first day of a three-day-long tea garden strike on the outskirts of Siliguri on August 7, 2018. AFP / DIPTENDU DUTTA
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Hundreds of thousands of tea plantation workers in eastern India went on a three-day strike Tuesday demanding a 50-cent increase in their daily wage from the government and estate owners.The striking workers have so far not disrupted work at the Darjeeling plantations, famed for their eponymous tea, which is exported across the world.A vestige of British-ruled India, the tea plantations in parts of eastern and northeastern India often make national headlines over wage disputes and poor working conditions for the workers.
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