The government has endorsed the minimum monthly salary and daily wage hike proposed by the Minimum Wage Fixation Committee that had proposed 29 per cent hike in salary to Rs 8,000.
According to Nepal Gazette, factory workers will get Rs 5,100 basic pay and Rs 2,900 dearness allowance per month making a total of Rs 8,000. Likewise, daily wage has been fixed at Rs 318.However, the salary and wage hike will not be applicable to workers in tea estates, according to the Nepal Gazette.
The trade union affiliated to breakaway faction of UCPN-Maoist, CPN-Maoist has been opposing the hike and pressurising the government to hike salary to Rs 15,000 per month.
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