Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Week long strike of Biratnagar Jute mills workers ends today
Week long strike of Biratnagar Jute mills workers ends today
Jan '09
Today, the week long strike of Biratnagar Jute mills workers ended on a successful note as the negotiations between Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and Prime Minister Puhspa Kamal Dahal and union leaders went in their favour.

Workers pulled down the shutters of jute mills in Biratnagar demanding a minimum wage of Rs190 per day, as well as reopening of state-owned Biratnagar Jute Mill.

While speaking to Fibre2fashion.com, Mr Megh Nath Neupane (Director General) of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) said, “After several negotiations minimum wage rate has been fixed at Rs175 per day and the jute industry will be getting a rebate of 75 percent in electricity by Government.”

“Due to this strike, workers had stopped working causing huge losses to Government and jute sector. Even other industries have joined hands to support the jute industrie's demand for wage hike. Workers have even blocked the Nepal-India border point at Jogbani which was adversely affecting bi-lateral trade between two countries,” informs Mr Neupane.

Dr Baburam Bhattarai Finance Minister, Lekh Raj Bhatta Minister for Labour and Transport Management and Asta Laxmi Shakya Minister for Industry and Saligram Jammakattel the Maoist union leader participated in the meeting with Nepalese Prime Minister.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

Cabinet okays reforms to boost jobs in made-ups sector

The Union Cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi has given...

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

R&D is key to textile industry’s growth: Kavita Gupta

Research and development is the key to the growth of the textiles...

Textiles | On 8th Dec 2016

China’s economy on track to meet growth expectations

China’s GDP has grown at 6.7 per cent in the first three quarters of...

Interviews View All

Smita Murarka

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search