JEMC resumes work after three days

MADHYAPUR THIMI: Janak Education Materials Centre that was padlocked by the employees' union on Friday, resumed regular operation after the JEMC administration agreed to hold talks with the employees' union.

Birendar Kumar Das, Managing Director of JEMC, on Monday told this daily that the centre started its regular operation of printing and distributing books this morning.

Ram Binaya Yadav, president of the Janak Free Employees' Association said they had withdrawn their protest, as JEMC had agreed to hold talks with the JEFA on their 13 point-demand. "The JEMC has formed an eight-member talks team under the coordination of Mahashram Sharma, Director General of Department of Education, to hold talks with the union," said Yadav.

JFEA and Nepal National Employees' Organisation padlocked the centre demanding permanent status for staffers with the implementation of the minimum wages for workers, timely supply of textbooks and establishment of the centre as an organisation capable to meet the people's demand.