Employers: Cannot give full pay to workers during lockdown

File: Chandra Dhakal

Kathmandu, May 18

Despite the government instruction that industrialists, entrepreneurs, and businesspersons need to give full pays to their workers for the period of lockdown also, the employers say they cannot adhere to the decision.

Chandra Dhakal, the vice president of the umbrella organisation of Nepali private businesses, FNCCI, says the businesspersons cannot sustain their businesses if they are required to pay their employees full salaries as most of the companies are not operating and, hence, not earning.

Dhakal, who also heads the Employers Council of the FNCCI, says, “We have said a just decision should be made. Both the workers and the industrialists should feel they have been given justice.”  He is of the view that paying 33 to 50 per cent of the salaries could create a win-win situation so that the businesses can contribute to the national economy smoothly later.

He informs that the employers are in conversation with the trade unions in the coordination of the Ministry of Labour, Employment, and Social Security.

Published on May 18th, Monday, 2020 1:42 PM

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1 Comment
  • ARI FAZEL says: | May 19 2020 11:05am

    We the emplyees never get percentage of entrepreneurs profits. The rich become richer and the poor, poorer.

    We, the employees have to pay monthly rent, take care of family expenses and children’s education.

    Some business house don’t even pay salaries on time and no interest on deferred payments.

    The businessmen only rhink in one way. I have not made money this month, so why should I pay my employees. This selfish thought process must stop.

    Institutions like FNCCI are for the protection of Business houses. Their policies cannot and will not apply on employees.



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