Incident Reports

Laborers of Sagarnath Forest project stage sit-in demanding implementation of Labor Act


Labourers working at Sagarnath Forest Development Project on a daily basis wage staged a sit-in in the main gate of the office on April 15, demanding implementation of the Labor Act. Santosh Sah, president of the project’s trade union, said that they have started protest part as their demands were not addressed despite repeated written notifications to implement the Labor Act. A total of 136 people are working as labourers in the project.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
Actor 1 - Number of people 136
Actor 1 - Affiliations Labor organization, trade unions and other organizations based on economic demands
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) State-level authorities for (yet to be formed) provinces
Actor 2 - Youth na
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