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HAN, trade unions agree to review 20-point pact

Himalayan News Service
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Kathmandu, February 14

The Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) and different trade unions today agreed to review the 20-point agreement signed between the two parties in 2006-end.

The meeting between HAN officials and trade unions today agreed to form a joint evaluation committee on the 20-point agreement, which was signed a decade ago.

“We will soon form a joint committee which will analyse the implementation side of the 20-point agreement, study necessary provisions in the agreement that needs to be reviewed and ways to establish enhanced relationship between hotel management and its employees,” Prabesh Aryal, executive director of HAN, said.

According to him, the committee will also study the feasibility of reviewing the current stake of hotel management and employees in the service tax, which is collected from the consumers.

Following the 20-point agreement, hotels have been implementing 10 per cent service charge on food and beverages, which is later distributed among the hotel management and workers in the ratio of 32:68.

According to Aryal, the joint-committee will also study consumers’ perspective on the 20-point agreement and its implementation.

The 20-point pact also includes code of ethics for hotel management and its workers.

 


A version of this article appears in print on February 15, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.


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