August 8, 2016 07:00 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Unilever Nepal Ltd (UNL) said Sunday that a strike at its factory in Hetauda has stopped its products from reaching the market and consumers.
“The supply to the trade of daily necessity products manufactured by UNL has been severely disrupted,” UNL said in a statement on Monday. “As a result of the actions of the Union and the illegal strike, which disrupted normal factory operations, UNL had no option but declare a lockout of operations on 7th August. The management displayed the notice of the lock out at its factory premises and has informed the statutory authorities,” it added.
The company said its management had, on several occasions, appealed to the leaders of its work force to address their issues through dialogue.
“However the Union Leaders continued with their unreasonable pressure tactics and made it impossible for the management to carry out the day to day operations,” UNL said. “The management was hence forced to take this step of declaring a lock out due to complete cessation of normal factory operations.”