Threat to wage a stir in Biratnagar


Daily wagers of Biratnagar are preparing to launch an agitation, claiming that the recent increase in minimum wages declared by the government was yet to be implemented. They said their agitation was inspired by the wagers’ recent protests in Hetauda.

Issuing a press release today, security guards and hotel wagers threatened to launch an agitation from December 17 if their demands were not addressed. Central member of the All Nepal Trade Union Federation Tika Prasain said measures to pressure the authorities concerned for the implementation of the decision would be fixed by a meeting of eight workers organisations to be held tomorrow. “The decision on the workers’ minimum wage should have come into effect by September 17,” he added.

The government had decided to increase workers’ minimum wage from Rs 3,300 to Rs 4,600 per month.