Incident Reports

Protesting staff padlocks government schools across Nepal for a week


The school Employee council padlocked public schools across the country on August 28. They stated the padlock would remain in place for a week. School Employee Council, a group of community school staffs, stated that they padlocked all schools across the country demanding the government address their concerns regarding unfair payment scales. The government school closure will continue till this Friday. The organization’s general secretary Shanti Nath Yogi says the organization has established a 41-member committee to coordinate among the schools for the protest. It has been around two weeks since the staff are protesting. The union says the protest will continue until the demand is met.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
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 n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
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