Govt will take initiative to make workers' minimum wages, says PM Deuba

Published On: December 31, 2017 04:35 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that minimum monthly wage of workers should be determined at Rs 15,000 and promised to take the necessary step towards that end. 

Inaugurating the 'Fourth National Trade Union Conference' organized by Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre here today, the Prime Minister said, "The amount was necessary for a worker to run a small family", arguing Rs 9,700 determined by the government as the monthly wage is very less. 

He said that people willing to go for overseas employment should be engaged in the country with good wage. Prime Minister Deuba also said that the time had come to implement the promises made in relation to the laborers in the manifesto by parties during the election. 

Saying the government has ended transition by holding three-tier of elections in a successful manner, he said that opportunities of employment would be kept in priority. 

Speaking at the inaugural session, leaders of different trade unions demanded formation of Labour Commission and added that a pressure exerting programme would be launched as their demand of increasing minimum monthly salary, among others have not been fulfilled yet. 

Representatives from different trade unions from across the country are participating in the conference that began with the theme, "Strong Trade Union Movement for Stability and Prosperity." RSS

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