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Press evaluation:

Labour unions warn of protest (kp 09/12/2014)

GEFONT supports sacked JSSK staffers (kp 15/11/2014)

'Scrap compulsory retirement provision on the basis of 30-year service': Experts say scrapping of provision would hinder entry of new blood, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 06/11/2014)

NTA union demands alternative chair: Protest programmes to be launched from November 2 (ht 19/10/2014)

TAAN blasts union threat to send back tourists (kp 26/08/2014), CPN-M workers union campaigning against four trekking operators (rep 26/08/2014)

Pvt sector fears labour militancy might strike back (kp 23/08/2014)

Baidya union plays foul: Kantipur Publications (kp 23/08/2014), FNJ, Media Society deplore obstruction (kp 23/08/2014), Media fraternity urges govt to end Kantipur stand-off: State urged to allow smooth flow of information (kp 24/08/2014), Govt slammed for being mute spectator: Media fraternity smarting under discriminatory rules; 10-point demand put forth (ht 24/08/2014), Kantipur staff attacked, papers looted (kp 25/08/2014), Leaders flay Kantipur obstruction (kp 25/08/2014), Assault on press widely deplored (kp 26/08/2014), Minister asks union to end Kantipur violence (kp 26/08/2014), Kantipur blockade draws flak (kp 26/08/2014), Obstructions in Kantipur condemned: Journalists’ associations urge trade union to resolve issues through dialogue (ht 26/08/2014), Leaders, activists flay union move (kp 29/08/2014), Union calls off Kantipur agitation (kp 01/09/2014), Union protest at Kantipur Publication postponed (ht 01/09/2014)

Construction workers announce protest (ht 20/08/2014)

Workers’ wage protest hits tea industry in Jhapa, by Lila Baral and Parbat Portel (kp 12/04/2014)

Rallies demand min wage, social security (kp 02/05/2014), Trade unions demand govt to instate social security schemes for workers: Threaten obstruction of budget session if demands are not addressed (ht 02/05/2014)

Safety, medical expense elude construction workers (kp 30/04/2014)

Brick kiln workers urge employers to ensure basic facilities (rep 20/04/2014)

No respite for brick kiln workers despite hard toil, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 15/04/2014)

Labour unions go on war path (ht 24/12/2013)

Hospitals ask government to ensure single trade union, by Arjun Poudel (rep 04/12/2013)

CPN-M-aligned union splits (ht 12/08/2013)

Industries in Bara-Parsa corridor shut, by Ravi Dahal and Diwakar Bhandari (ht 07/08/2013), Industrial shutdown continues (ht 08/08/2013), Attempts to open industries fail, by Ravi Dahal (ht 09/08/2013), FNCCI asks govt to make efforts to reopen factories (ht 09/08/2013), FNCCI urges govt to create environment to resume industries in Hetauda, Birgunj (nn 09/08/2013), Workers stick to guns, industrial closure continues, by Ravi Dahal and Diwakar Bhandari (ht 12/08/2013), Two industries to resume production (ht 13/08/2013), Factories in Bara-Parsa still shut: There has been no breakthrough despite several rounds of talks, by Ravi Dahal (ht 15/08/2013)

CPN (Maoist) trade union shuts factories in Hetauda (nn 24/07/2013)

Trade unions set to lead migrant rights movement (ht 28/06/2013)

Trade unions cripple apex court affairs (kp 10/06/2013)

Trade unions to start collective bargaining (ht 09/06/2013)

Union close to CPN-M calls two-day strike over wage (kp 06/06/2013), Maoist trade union to protest: Employers say their right to economic freedom will be curtailed (ht 06/06/2013), Industries partially crippledas ANFRTU goes on strike (kp 07/06/2013), CPN-M trade union resorts to vandalism: Attacks Chaudhary Group office, research centre of Lomus Group; Warns of more action (ht 07/06/2013), Will shut shop instead of bowing down: FNCCI (kp 08/06/2013)

ANRTUF threatens to shut down industries (kp 01/06/2013)

CPN-M-affiliated union wants place in wage talks (kp 27/05/2013)

CPN-Maoist union gives ultimatum: Productivity is decreasing but salary is increasing: Entrepreneurs, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 16/05/2013), CPN-Maoist trade union demands hike in salary (nn 16/05/2013)

Nepali workers have no political rights, interview with Ramdeep Acharya (rep 01/05/2013)

Trade unions unite for inflation-based salary hike (ht 29/04/2013), Govt, workers, employers in pay hike talks, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 01/05/2013), Trade unions unite on issues, celebrate separately (ht 02/05/2013)

Trade union submits demand to govt (ht 25/03/2013)

Gefont joins‘ Occupy’ protests (kp 10/03/2013)

Sunsari-Morang industries brace for trade union polls, by Bedraj Poudel (kp 10/02/2013)

Trade unions cover 3.4pc labour force (ht 06/02/2013)

Home-based workers unite for rights (ht 05/02/2013)

Rising unionism hits tourism sector (ht 30/01/2013)

Sunsari-Morang corridor set for trade union polls, by Bedraj Paudel (kp 19/01/2013)

CPN-Maoist trade union threatens to shut NST (kp 18/12/2012), Trade union militancy hits Ncell: Government has repeatedly failed to provide security to private sector (ht 20/12/2012)

Civil servants’ unions oppose two-day off idea: Say the measure will hamper service delivery (ht 06/11/2012)

Over 130 workers fired from paper mill: Trade unions have amazingly kept mum on the expulsion (ht 28/10/2012)

NC, UML unions gear up for conventions, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/09/2012)

Govt grades offices, ministries, depts; trade unions fuming, by Anil Giri (kp 22/08/2012)

Govt plans only one trade union in industries (ht 18/08/2012)

GEFONT urges govt to bring new labour laws (ht 10/08/2012)

Baidya-affiliated trade unions gear up for agitation (kp 12/07/2012)

Govt considering social security for all workers (ht 06/04/2012)

Maoist union shuts down Golchha-owned companies (rep 03/04/2012)

Court stays strike at Surya Nepal, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 01/04/2012), Court continues stay order against Surya Nepal strike, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep 06/04/2012), Surya Nepal workers threaten to shut down factory (kp 07/04/2012)

CIAA to ministries: Form official union (kp 12/03/2012)

Past six years saw birth of 86 trade unions, by Ashok Thapa (kp 22/02/2012)

Unilever mgmt, workers in war of words as protest enters Day III (rep 07/02/2012)

Trend of wrongful dismissal of employees on the rise (kp 24/12/2011)

Worker unions flay govt’s ‘anti-NT moves’ (kp 16/12/2011)

ANNISU-R ultimatum to Bhattarai: Wants PM to implement medical fee recommendations within three days (ht 14/12/2011)

Split fear haunts Maoist federation (ht 10/12/2011)

Maoist workers shut down Club Himalaya Shares: GEFONT threatens to close down all hotels in Pokhara (kp 25/11/2011)

Trade union jamboree in December end (ht 24/11/2011)

Trade unions agree to hire and fire, no-work no-pay provisions, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 18/11/2011)

Embroiled in low pay and poor performance dispute, by Prem Khanal (rep 10/10/2011)

Workers’ salary hike accord in trouble (kp 02/10/2011)

No justice in employment: All political struggles encouraged the labour force to fight for rights, but demands are yet to be met, by Hari Roka (kp 08/09/2011)

Imprudent unions & weak industries, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 27/08/2011)

Broken umbrella: The FNCCI cannot be just a bystander when labour unions padlock private institutions, by Ashutosh Tiwari (nt 26/08/2011)

Everbody’s loss Militant unionism harms both industrialists and workers (kp 21/08/2011)

Nepali trade union leader elected to ILO governing body (nn 07/06/2011)

Employers, Trade Unions And Workers, by C.D. Bhatta (rn 23/05/2011)

Trade unions expedite efforts to resolve crisis, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/05/2011)

Cordial working relations: A lot more left to explore (kp 01/05/2011), Protect workers (rep 02/05/2011), Workers want decent work, social security (ht 02/05/2011)

An unfading culture: ‘Nepal’s political parties are setting the wrong precedent by enforcing strikes’, by Santosh Chhetri (kp 24/04/2011)

'Pact can't be implemented' (rep 17/04/2011), Major trade unions' legitimacy questioned, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/04/2011)

Maoists force 120 Fishtail Lodge guests out: UCPN-M-aligned workers bring services to a halt demanding reinstatement of sacked staff (ht 05/04/2011)

GEFONT says false rumors being spread against latest agreement to hike salaries of industrial workers (nn 30/03/2011), FNCCI bid to appease unions (kp 30/03/2011), Warring unions, employers dig in heels, by Ramesh Shrestha and Chankar Acharya (kp 31/03/2011), Maoists seek govt intervention to end strike (rep 01/04/2011), PM assures 'rule of law' in industrial estates (rep 01/04/2011), Govt invites agitating unions for talks (ht 01/04/2011), Trade unions suspend strike: Industries to open from today for four days (ht 02/04/2011), Talks with trade unions put off (rep 05/04/2011)

Union strikes & productivity, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 24/03/2011), Salary hike negotiations: Unions’ bid for worker social security, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 24/03/2011), Unions, employers agree on salary, daily wages (ht 25/03/2011), Employers, trade unions hammer out a deal, finally, by Ramesh Shrestha (kp 25/03/2011), Workers in eastern districts rally against agreement between industrialists and trade unions (nn 25/03/2011), Labour deal hits rough weather (kp 26/03/2011), FNCCI for unity among trade unions (rep 27/03/2011), Agitators say they won’t call off strike (ht 27/03/2011), Dissenting trade unions call industrial shutdown, by Upendra Lamichhane (rep 28/03/2011), Unions bleeding industries dry, by Shankar Acharya, Bhusam Yadav and Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 28/03/2011), Industrial closure continues to protest latest agreement on labourers’ salaries (nn 28/03/2011), Strike spreads to Birgunj: Industrialists threaten to close down production indefinitely, by Ravi Dahal and Somnath Bastola (ht 28/03/2011), Unions differ on agreement: ‘No work,no pay provision not acceptable’ (ht 28/03/2011)

FNCSI urges trade unions to stop organising strikes (nn 18/03/2011)

Unions, employers on pay hike warpath (kp 09/03/2011), Local union, employers reach pact: Hetauda Industries to resume operations from Sunday (kp 13/03/2011)

Trade unions again flex wage hike war muscles (kp 05/03/2011)

ANTUF dispute: Convention to settle row, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 20/02/2011), Time to reshuffle: An organisational shake-up of Maoist trade union is overdue (kp 21/02/2011)

Irate unions’ potshots at KUKL (kp 14/02/2011)

ANTUF splits, leader fears for life, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 31/01/2011), Maoist trade union ANTUF formally splits (kp 07/02/2011), ANTUF formally splits: New faction not to snap ties with UCPN-M (ht 07/02/2011), Maoist trade union undergoes vertical split (nn 07/02/2011)

Uphold the right to strike, says GEFONT: Trade unionists want statute to allay their concerns (ht 19/12/2010)

NAC unions warn of stir (kp 08/12/2010)

‘Ensure social security before hire and fire’: Unions have been brainstorming labour reforms (ht 06/12/2010), Trade unions snub 'hire and fire' policy, demand social security for workers (nn 06/12/2010)

End privatisation, set up PEs, demand trade unions (ht 08/09/2010)

Maoist trade union closes down leading shoe factory (nn 19/07/2010)

Unions want strike days’ pay (kp 13/05/2010), Trade unions condemn ‘No Work No Pay’ policy (ht 21/05/2010)

Time For Trade Unions To Assert Their Role, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 02/05/2010)

UNI: Harmony & Union (sp 30/04/2010)

Unions pledge to join hands for labour rights (kp 29/04/2010)

ANTUF bandh shuts down industries, by Somnath Bastola (ht 30/03/2010), Maoist-aligned union halts traffic (kp 30/03/2010), ANFTU shuts industrial estates (kp 30/03/2010)

FNCCI for calling off industrial bandh (ht 29/03/2010)

Shoot-yourself-in-the-foot unionism: The unions need to realise that while Nepal is a beautiful place, it's not the only one accessible to tourists, by Foo Chee Chang (nt 19/03/2010)

Labour disputes on the rise, by Yadav Raj Joshi (ht 18/03/2010)

Maoist, UML unions bid to shut Gokarna resort (ht 17/03/2010), Management, workers agree to fresh talks (ht 18/03/2010)

ANNISU-R reshuffles central committee (ht 14/03/2010)

Bandh cripples life in east (ht 13/03/2010)

Unions launch agitation at CAAN (kp 06/03/2010)

Trade union trouble dogs hotel-restaurant sector (ht 27/02/2010)

Nepal Dairy, Hot Breads and Bakery Café shut down, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/02/2010), Maoists 'force' City bistros' closure (ht 08/02/2010)

General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT), close to CPN-UML

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