Friday, December 28, 2007

Judicial Employees Threaten Strike

The Nepal National Employees' Organisation (NNEO), an organisation of judicial staffers, on Thursday called the government to withdraw the bill proposing a hike in the salary and allowances of judges."We want the government to withdraw the bill and introduce a new one to proportionally increase the salary of the judges and other judicial staff together," chairman of the organisation Birendra Basnet said in a press release issued on Thursday.The organisation accused the government of neglecting the other judicial staff except the judges. "The government always pampers judges but neglects the 5,000 staff who have been helping the judges in delivering justice to the people," the press release stated.The organisation also warned of staging a general strike in the courts if the government did not withdraw the bill and introduce a new bill addressing the concerns of the judicial staff as well.

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