Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) has shown concern regarding the closure of Shikhar Shoes due to a labour dispute. FNCCI, in a press statement, has condemned the manhandling of the managing director and padlocking of the factory based in Goldhunga.
Workers from the All Nepal Revolutionary Industrial Workers’ Association had misbehaved with the managing director after entering his house in Ranibari of Kathmandu metropolis on Saturday. The group had also seized the factory and padlocked it the very same day.
FNCCI has urged the agitating workers to open the factory and resolve the problem through talks. Workers should stop their protest programmes and start a dialogue as soon as possible, it said. Shikhar Shoes is a popular brand in the country, and also exports its products to India and other third countries.