Posted On - 14/02/2012
February 14 - GEFONT affiliate Union- Nepal Independent Chemical & Iron Workers' Union (NICIWU) has declared hunger strike to death demanding for reinstatement of 89 workers issuing a press release.
Himal power Ltd (HPL), which is established in Nepal as joint venture company between Nepali and Norwegian investment, expelled 89 workers illegally and without any notice on last December 2011.
GEFONT affiliate Union- Nepal Independent Chemical & Iron Workers' Union (NICIWU) has been launched picketing and 12 hours relay hunger strike in front of office and Project site office since December 15, 2011 demanding reinstatement of workers.
"Series of formal and informal dialogue took place during this period .The management has been showed high degree of reluctance to solve the problem through the dialogue. It compels us to declare following programmes of Agitation"; the communiqué reads.
•Continuation of 24 hour picketing
•From 15 February, 24 hour group hunger strike will lunch in front of Corporate office Jhamsikhel- Lalitpur and Kirne Office.
•if the demands are not fulfilled, will lunch hunger strike from 22 February.