Workers to protest demanding resumption of casinos

Workers to protest demanding resumption of casinos

Casino workers have announced protest programmes to pile pressure on concerned authorities to re-open the closed casinos.

After the casinos across the nation failed to submit the due royalty to the government on time, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation had shut down all casinos on April 19.

Organising a press conference in the Capital today, the Joint Workers’ Struggle Committee urged the government and casino operators to resume the operation.

The committee includes representatives of trade unions affiliated with different political parties including Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist.

Claiming that around 10,000 labourers were affected due to the shut down, the leaders said they don’t have any option but to announce protests.

“We have been sandwiched in the tussle between the government and casino operators,” Chairperson of CPN-UML-aligned union, Surya Kunwar, said. “This won’t do us any good.”

The protest programmes include submitting memorandum to the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Labour, sit-ins, rallies and padlocking the concerned offices.

Source: THT