Tata, the transnational Indian conglomerate which makes the world famous Tetley teas, has taken 6,500 people hostage through hunger. The hostages are nearly 1,000 tea plantation workers and their families on the Nowera Nuddy Tea Estate in West Bengal, India.
Permanently living on the edge of hunger, the workers and their dependants are being pushed to the edge of starvation through an extended lock out which has deprived them of wages for all but
two days since the beginning of August.
The goal of this collective punishment is to starve the workers into renouncing their elementary human
rights, including the right to protest extreme abuse and exploitation.
Act now - tell Tata and Tetley Tea to stop starving workers!