TAAN, three trade unions agree to raise daily wage of trekking guides
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and three trade unions of trekking workers have agreed to raise the daily wage of trekking staffs by Rs. 200 effective from January, 2013.
The series of talks between the TAAN and All Nepal Tourism Workers’ Union, Nepal Trekking-Travel-Rafting Workers Union and Nepal Tourism Workers’ Union have recently also decided to form Trekking Workers Welfare Fund depositing Rs. 5 million.
Likewise, they are also set to request the government and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) to deposit additional Rs 5 million in the fund from the TIMS Joint Fund. Both the sides have also agreed to forward proposal to include representatives of workers’ unions in the TIMS Taskforce to the TAAN executive committee.
As per the agreement between the two sides, TAAN will collect list of workers from its member agencies as per the agreement signed between the government and trade unions under the Social Security Fund.
Likewise, TAAN and workers’ unions have agreed to recommend the Insurance Board to raise accident insurance amount and medical insurance amount for trekking workers to Rs. 800,000 and Rs. 400,000 respectively.
TAAN has agreed to forward these agreements to all its member agencies and other concerned agencies for early implementation. nepalnews.com