Workers halt work at Upper Marsyangdi A

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    LAMJUNG, MAY 12 –

    Upper Marsyangdi AConstruction work on the Upper Marsyangdi A Hydropower Project in Lamjung district has come to a halt from Monday due to the strike of trade union workers.

    The project work was halted after the trade union workers took to agitation to press for their three-point demands. The workers resorted to the strike after the talks held until late into the night on Sunday ended inconclusively.

    The demand of agitating workers include additional wage for overtime work and dismissal of a Chinese foreman involved in manhandling the workers. The workers announced the halt of their work after the project refused to dismiss the Chinese foreman.

    The workers had halted work at the project prior to this.

    The run-of-the-river project being implemented by China’s Sino Hydro and its Nepali partner Sagarmatha Power Company.

    Source : eKantipur