Kathmandu, November 12:

Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd has agreed to an adhoc incre-ase of Rs 400 per month to the section of workmen, which according to the co-mpany’s press note, are ‘not eligible to the already increased minimum wage by the company’.

The company, in the press note, has reiterated that the management sta-nds by the viewpoint that the demands raised by Su-rya Nepal’s Mazdoor Uni-on has no legal basis. The Federation of Neplalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries reportedly has said that only workers, whose wages were lower than the amount specified in the gazette notification were eligible for the differential amount.

“However, the management agreed to an adhoc increase with due respect to the recommendation made by civil Society me-mbers present at a meeting, along with the CDO and SP of Bara district, pr-esident of Birganj Cham-ber of Commerce and Industries, lawyers, human rights activists, media representatives, labour office representatives and Trade Union representatives,” it states. The recommendation was agreed in consideration of the highly vol-atile and unmanageable law and order situation.