Firm told to hire guards on permanent basis

Kathmandu, August 4:

The All Nepal Trade Union Federation-Revolutionary (ANTUF-R) of the Maoists today demanded that the Lhotse Bahuudeshiya Pvt Ltd hire security staff on a permanent basis and not on contract.

A team of the ANTUF-R met officials of the company, which looks after the management of the New Bus Park at Gongabu, and put forth the demand. The company had earlier failed to renew a contract with the Fishtail Security Pvt Ltd. Fishtail, like other security guard suppliers, supplies security guards to other companies on contract.

Lhotse officials said they did not renew the contract with Fishtail as the office found its service unsatisfactory. ANTUF-R members chanted slogans outside the Lhotse office for some time and later met the officials.