Trade unions protest govt preparation to keep only one organisation

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Kathmandu, May 31

Unions of civil servants affiliated to various political parties have objected to the government decision to keep only one trade union of civil servants as the official one.

The government has proposed scrapping the registration of other trade unions except the official one in the draft of Federal Civil Service Act. The bill will be tabled in Parliament for a discussion shortly.

The first draft of bill has been sent to the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration recently.

But, existing unions have urged the government to correct the proposal at the earliest. They have warned of launching a protest if their demand was not met.

The trade unionists have commented that the government is trying to introduce a partyless system again in the age of republicanism.