Incident Reports

Birgunj municipality office closed since seven days due to employees' strike

2019-03-31

Province 2, Parsa, Birgunj

Work has been stalled in Birgunj municipality for eight days due to staff agitation. As many as 500 employees working under all sections of the local level, except the fire department, are protesting since March 3.

The agitating workers have demanded that the local level permanent employees should be treated as civil servants in regards to promotion, that staffs under contract and wage employment should be guaranteed employment, and that recruitment should be made based on hierarchy.  

Due to the agitation from staffs in the municipality since one week, the administrative functioning, the planning of development works and the customer service has been severely affected.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Issues related to policies and regulations internal to the government bureaucracy (e.g. civil servants wages, work conditions and promotions)
Actor 1 - Number of people 15
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media , Local Newspaper - Rautahat

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