SC interim order against trade unions

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KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court today issued an interim order directing the trade unions of civil servants

not to carry out any activities, other than the work related to their collective bargaining, till the next hearing.

The next hearing of the case is scheduled for April 21.

A single bench of Justice Cholendra SJB Rana issued the order. The bench also issued a show cause notice in the name of government.

Advocate Arjun Kumar Aryal had filed public interest litigation against eight trade unions of civil servants on Wednesday, arguing that political affiliation of civil servants is against the spirit of the law. Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Ministry of General Administration and Department of Labour were also named defendants in the case.

The petitioner has argued that political affiliation of trade unions has given rise to a tendency among the trade unions to lobby for promotion and transfer of the employees on the basis of their political allegiance. The petitioner has asked the court to scrap all the trade unions and issue an order to form a single trade union for all the civil servants. – See more at: http://thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=SC+interim+order+against+trade+unions&NewsID=451315#sthash.HTDl3E81.dpuf