NTUC demand minimum wage of workers be determined without delay

Published On: July 28, 2023 12:37 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 28: Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC), aligned to the Nepali Congress, has demanded that the minimum wages of workers be determined through the Minimum Wage Board as soon as possible. NTUC General Secretary Ajay Kumar Rai issued a statement on Friday reminding that The Labor Act, 2074 BS stipulates that the minimum wage of workers is determined every two years on the basis of tripartite agreement. He said that this provision has not yet been implemented and demanded the wages be determined through the Minimum Wage Board.

"It is a pity that the government could not determine the minimum wage of the workers even after the end of July. We demand a meeting of the Minimum Wage Board to determine the minimum wage immediately," said General Secretary Rai.

The NTUC has already done the work of sending 'SSS' to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Labor, and submitting a memorandum to the Minister of Labor and the Provincial Government through the Chief District Officer, demanding that the minimum wage of workers be set at Rs 25,000 per month.

Rai said that the government's delay in addressing the workers' demands has led to worker fatalities as well as caused problems in harmonious industrial relations. He requested the government not to delay the determination of the minimum wages of workers.


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