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Press evaluation:
Background:

Health unions say strike will continue (ht 13/01/2015), Health trade unions reach deal with MoHP, call off hunger strike (ht 25/01/2015)

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)

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

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