NTUC Submitted Memorandum to Labour Minister
Published Date: 2023-07-16
On 16 July 2023, NTUC has submitted a memorandum to the Labour Minister Honorable Sharat Singh Bhandari and demanded to increased the minimum wages from the existing Npr. 15,000 (Approx. 191 US$) to Npr. 25,000 (Approx. 115 US$) per month,".
In addition to this, NTUC has asked the government to from the Labour Commission, ensure the representation of workers in policy-making and include the workers in contribution based social security scheme.
Honorable Bishwa Prakash Sharma, member of parliament and general secretary of Nepali Congress Party raised this issue in the parliament and cote the NTUC movement as well during his speech. Honorable Rama Poudel, Member of parliament and former vice president of NTUC also raised to increase minimum wages in parliament.
Last time Government of Nepal announced the minimum wages Npr. 15,000 (Approx. 115 US$) on the May Day on 2021 without any consultation of Trade Unions. Which was directly interfered with the labor law. NTUC was seriously objected to the mockery of the rule of law and good governance by the head of government at that time.
Most of the national media covered that news with high priorities and Trade Union Members mobilized all over the nation in this issues. Some photos are attached here for your reference.