The memorundum of understanding MOU is renewed every 2 yrs and next renewal is due in end March 2011. ( The MOU is between the Planters association and the trade unions. )
They Request a daily wage increase from Rs. 285/= to 500/= and to scrap the current incentive scheme. ( Presently with the incentive a worker earns about Rs 405/= a day )
Incentive is offered based on the number of KG's the worker plucks in a day . Eg 16 KG and over.
Any wage increase would have a direct cost on the Tea plantaion companies Profits.