UNL lifts lockout at Hetauda factory

Kathmandu, September 22

Unilever Nepal Ltd (UNL), today, announced that it is lifting the lock-out at its factory in Hetauda of Makwanpur district. The factory lock-out was imposed on August 7 due to a strike called by the unions.

A tripartite meeting was held on Wednesday, among representatives of both the unions of the factory, the president of Makwanpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and UNL management to solve the issue, according to a media release.

The company agreed to reopen its factory by withdrawing lock-out as an outcome of the meeting wherein representatives of the two workers’ unions extended assurance of good conduct and productive engagement for the functioning of the factory.

“The management of UNL wishes to place on record its appreciation for the support extended by Makwanpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), District Administration Office, Hetauda, Makwanpur and District Labour Office in helping to bring a mutually amicable resolution to this issue,” the release adds.