KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Warns of protests if recent amendment to Labour Act not implemented.
Nepal Independent Hotel, Casino and Restaurant Workers Union (NIHCRU) has conducted its 10th National Conference in Kathmandu on Friday, in presence of more than 100 participants from different hotels and restaurants.
The major agenda of the event was to demand full share of service charge that the customers paid against the bills. Besides that, the union has demanded strong implementation of recently amended Labour Act 2074.
Speaking at the event, General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) President Bishnu Rimal said the promulgation of Labor Act was good news for the workers contributing to the tourism sector of the nation.
“This Labour Act is the result of our trade movement,” he said: “This has provisions for fixed contract, health insurance, working age till 58-years, transportation service for late night female workers, 98 days maternity leave, 15 days paternity leave, one year trainee period and similar other benefits.”
Similarly, Binda Pandey, member of governing body of the International Labor Organization said that our industry and our movement were small though our identity across the world was remarkable. “So our services should be more responsible and improved,” she said, requesting all the workers to work for the promotion of the country.
The event will last till September 9. The event has been participated by the representatives of different trade unions, newly elected local representatives. Representatives from India and Pakistan also attended the event. Amidst the event women workers from Hotel Annapurna donated Rs 40,000 to the Disaster Management Committee of GEFONT.