Wage-based employees on hunger strike

20 Dec 2016 Ferado

Lumbini, Dec 20: The wage and contract-based employees at the Lumbini Development Trust have launched fast-unto-death to protest the management’s apathy towards their demands.

Armed with a five-point demand, the contract employees have set up tents in front of the Trust’s office as the venue for the strike.

Among the demands put forth by the employees include expulsion of Trust Member Secretary, Ajitman Tamang, immediate availability the wages of three month and 15 days – the time during which the contract employees had been on agitation, availability of wages of the months of Asoj, Kartik and Mangsir (mid September to mid December) and promotion of all the neglected employees and other facilities.

The employees have also demanded an end to irregularity and corruption dogging the Trust and legal action against those involved in corruption. They have also called for putting an end to discriminative action against the employees.