Dabur Nepal plant reopens

Birgunj, September 25:

Work resumed in Rampur Tokani-based plant of Dabur Nepal Pvt Ltd after a gap of 27 days.

The plant resumed operation today as the factory management agreed to hold talks with the Dabur Nepal Labour Union.

Dabur management and labour union are holding talks in Kathmandu over demands of the workers. Workers have been demanding bonus, said vice-president of the All Nepal Trade Union Federation Badri Bajgai. On September 12, the government had formed a committee to look into the stand-off at Dabur.

The stand-off continued as the company management said salary will be paid to workers by deducting strike days and laid eight conditions on September 13 for reopening the factory. The problem began when the company management declared on August 28 that the profit for fiscal year 2064/65 was Rs 25.6 million.

The labour union said the amount was too little and launched an

agitation, demanding that 10 per cent of the profit be distributed to workers as bonus.