Incident Reports

Upper Tamakoshi affected as workers launch strike


Bagmati, Dolakha, Bigu

 Construction work at Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, a national pride project, has been halted for the past three days as workers halt work, demanding shares in the company. Locals, too, have joined hands with the workers, demanding more shares allocation for them. Work on the 456-megawatt capacity project has come to a grinding halt as all 850 workers are on strike. The agitating workers have not even allowed workers of Sino Hydro Company, the contractor of the project, and other technicians to enter the project site. The workers have been demanding that they be given at least 500 shares each. “We have been working day and night. Why cannot we get shares when officials of investing institutions are getting as much as 3,500 units of share each,” Sonam Dorje Sherpa, coordinator of Workers’ Struggle Committee, told Republica. Locals of project affected VDCs have also been halting the movement of vehicles carrying raw materials to the project site, demanding a hike in share allocation for them. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Secondary Form Program Interference/Obstruction
Primary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
Secondary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Other state institutions
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media