Kathmandu, Sept. 13: The workers of Casino Shangri-La have demanded their reinstatement with due compensation.
Coordinator of the victim struggle committee Arbind Jha said that proprietor of the casino, Prasiddha Raj Pandey, has not provided any benefits as per the Labour Act to a total of 467 workers when he sold the casino some two years ago.
At a news conference in the capital city on Saturday, Jha also asked the casino management to compensate and reinstate the employees, arguing that they were laid off against the Laoubr Act.
On the occasion, lawmaker Binod Shrestha said the casino should have handed over its management ownership only after considering the situation of the workers adding that the issue would be raised in the meeting of the International Relations and Labour Committee of the Legislature Parliament.
Member of the struggle committee Pushkar Nath Yogi claimed that a deal was made to hire the same employees when the management of the casino was handed to the Star Management of Malaysia but it could not happen as the leaders of trade unions gobbled up a hefty amount from the hotel management.