Dabur Nepal’s factory closed down

Birgunj, August 11:

Dabur Nepal factory in Lipnimal, Bara is closed from yesterday for an indefinite period.

The factory management said it shut the factory down after the Dabur Nepal Workers’ Union

affiliated to the Maoists All Nepal Trade Union Federation called on indefinite strike.

Shiv Lal Chhetri, president of the union said that the union called on the indefinite strike as the factory management did not pay attention to their demands.

However, the factory management alleged the workers’ union that they suddenly called the strike despite their readiness to fulfil the workers’ demands in four days.

“Since the managers were out of Birgunj, four days time was sought for the discussion at

high level to fulfil the workers’ demand,” the management said.

The workers’ union alleged that the agreement reached a year ago to give permanent appointment to 65 temporary workers has not yet been carried out.

The union has also demanded permanent appointment for load-unload workers and temporary appointment for the new workers.

Their other demands include life insurance for the workers, upgradation of the workers’ facilities and the uniform.

The management informed that the factory’s export stands nearly at four billion rupees yearly and a day’s disruption means a loss of nearly Rs 30 million.

Dabur Nepal pays Rs 400 million tax to the government and it has 640 workers.