Labour disputes, Shylocks and Oliver Twists

  • 16 Sep 2009 02:53:46 GMT

    IT is possible to mechanize tea harvesting or plucking what ever if some body really wants to do that.

    Why does not some one try it ?

  • 16 Sep 2009 04:17:32 GMT

    Sri Lanka makes a special kind of tea (orthodox manufacture and seasonal quality variations) in laymans terms our tea is more like a vintage year wine (in general) that the supermarket plonk that comes in plastic bottles (CTC manufacture).

    The quality of the green leaf matters a lot for orthodox manufacture tea and mechanical plucking will hamper that. Furthermore our tea mostly grows on very steep slopes also hampers machinery.

  • 16 Sep 2009 06:20:30 GMT

    Why are the Employers so reluctant to increase the wages of the poor labourers when the cost of living is sky rocketing? The reason is that every increase cuts into the fat that the Greedy Management Companies siphon off as Hefty Management Fees. These Management Companies are living off the poor workers who toil and sweat in sun, rain and cold.