KATHMANDU: The All Nepal Trade Union Federation (Revolutionary), affiliated with the CPN-Maoist, has flayed the government for the decision to implement stern and arbitrary labour policies.
In the wake of the September 29 decision to implement the 11-point agreement — made by the Central Labour Advisory Committee in presence of Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai, some labour unions and industrialists — ANTUF(R) claimed that some capitalists and industrialists have arbitrarily fired workers, and withheld or cut their salaries. Issuing a statement from Kathmandu today, ANTUF(R) urged the government to scrap the policies like “hire and fire” and “no work, no pay”, and all other agreements that are against the labourers.
“We would like to tell the government not to implement the agreements against workers,” said Udaya Bhatta, the central co-ordinator of ANTUF(R), threatening to take to an agitation if the stakeholders ignored his organisation’s call. The incumbent government, industrialists, entrepreneurs and brokers in the disguise of capitalists would be responsible for the repercussions of the agitation, the ANTUF(R) warned.