April 30- On the Occasion of the International Workers' Day, JTUCC has organised a Press Conference in Kathmandu. During the Press Conference, the JTUCC leaders urged all parties for political consensus to create the Employment within the Country.
The Conference further demanded for workers' representation in policy making body of the government, formation of Labour Parliament, implementation of Social Security, Labour Inspection System, Minimum Wage, Occupational Health and Safety etc. The conference was concluded with strong commitment to intensify unified labour movement to get these demands to be addressed by the government.
The conference was attended by senior leaders of 12 trade unions affiliated to the JTUCC and more than 60 trade unionists from across the nation.
JTUCC submit 21 points recommendations to the Finance Minister
April 29- The leaders from 12 trade unions in Nepal affiliated to JTUCC submitted 21 points recommendations to the Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel at Singhadarbar, Kathmandu and appealed to incorporate it in upcoming Budget. During the meeting with the Minister, the leaders expressed workers' concerns and demanded the Parliament to adopt the New Labour Law Bill & Social Security Act Bill immediately, implement Labour Inspection System, Occupational Health and Safety Standards for the workers and Minimum Wage. The leaders also demanded to guarantee the Workers representation at policy making body, create employment within the country, pension and gratuity for the workers in both formal and informal economy by reviewing the existing laws including the increment in Minimum Wage at the ratio of growing inflation etc.
The finance Minister has given positive response that the government would take their issues into consideration while planning budget for the fiscal year.