LALITPUR: Local Bodies Joint Struggle Central Coordination Committee has called a shutdown of all local bodies on Thursday and Friday across the country.

"We are compelled to take a harsher step after the government failed to live up to the agreement made with the committee," reads a joint-statement issued on Wednesday by the Nepal National Personnel Association of the Local Bodies, VDC Employees' Union, Lalitpur and Local Bodies Personnel Union, Lalitpur.

Despite several agreements reached to solve the problems of the local body employees, the government has always been apathetic to their implementation side, the statement said.

The statement further said the five organisations and employees’ unions are forced to launch the protests as a means to put pressure on the government to implement the agreement reached with them on July 17.