Private sector urges not to go on strike

Kathmandu: Representatives of the private sector have urged the stakeholders not to hold any strike program.

After the Prachanda-Nepal faction announced a nationwide general strike on Thursday, they made the request in a joint statement today.

The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) and the Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) have issued a joint statement warning that the economy, which is in crisis due to the covid 19 epidemic, will be further endangered by political instability and strikes.

“The general public and entrepreneurs affected by the global catastrophe will be further affected by such strikes, traffic jams and gatherings and conferences, which will have a direct impact on their livelihoods,” reads the statement. The private sector is of the view that the natural right of the public and the private sector to work should not be frustrated by abandoning the option of finding a peaceful solution to the problem in such a dire situation, ”the joint statement said.

In a statement, private sector have also reminded all political parties of their commitment not to go on strike after the promulgation of the new constitution.