Tea strike! Women workers unite and win in Kerala, India

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WINGS producer in India Smita Ramanathan travelled to Kerala state and interviewed women tea plantation workers about their non-violent September 2015 strike that made an end run around the existing unions to negotiate for their own wages, hours and amenities. Smita and her team in Bangalore discuss and translate the interview segments. Featured: Lissie Sunny, President of Pompilai Orumai (women tea workers' union); Rajeswari, the new union's General Secretary; and Kausalya, the Vice President.

Produced by Smita Ramanathan (program interviews, script, narration); Indu Ramesh, Independent Radio Broadcaster (program adviser/mentor, narration); M.R. Ramamurthy, Recording Engineer (editing, recording); Preeti Edakuuny, Research Scholar (narration); Manju Venkat, Community Radio Producer and Poet (narration); and Shubha Vinay (singer)

WINGS series producer, Frieda Werden. For more information, email wings@wings.org

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