Hetauda, August 7 Following a four-point agreement between agitating workers and the management, Unilever, a multinational company, has decided to resume operation from tomorrow. The agreement was made at a meeting held between representatives of workers and Unilever at District Administration Office, Makawanpur. Earlier, the management had put up a notice to inform that the industry would remain closed until further notice. International Trade Union Nepal-aligned District Council Makawanpur Coordinator Kumar Paudel said the two sides had agreed to cancel the suspension of seven staffers and not call any strike for at least two years, among others. The management side has agreed to implement the accord within 30 days. Demanding implementation of the understanding reached between Unilever management and Labour Relations Committee over two months ago, workers Lalkrishna Pyakurel, Jayaram Dhital, Uddav Pahadi, Chitta Bahadur BK, Ram Sapkota, Chandra Prasad Sapkota, and Rabibabu Malla had staged a sit-in for the last one month on the premises of the industry. The management had suspended them four days ago. Unilever staffers had halted export of manufactured goods for the past 28 days saying that the management had failed to execute the agreement. Meanwhile, the company management had commented that it was forced to close down the industry as export of commodities was disrupted for a long time. According to a source at Unilever, the industry has incurred a loss of 0.5 million a day due to closure. As many as 208 labourers are working at the industry.
Unilever to resume operation from today
Published: 04:11 am Aug 08, 2016