The 105-day strike in the hills of Darjeeling dealt a body blow to the tea industry. Disenchanted workers, only about 40% of whom reported for work immediately following the end of the strike, will prolong recovery. more

Tea Report

In August 2017, for the first time in 156 years, no Darjeeling teas entered the wholesale markets worldwide. An indefinite strike led by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) halted the harvest in mid-June. more

Tea Report

An indefinite strike by thousands of tea workers seeking statehood has left eight dead and halted the Darjeeling second flush harvest. more


If the current labor contract is extended this summer by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, west coast cargo owners likely can expect five years of service without disruptions. more

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