The talks between petrol pump workers and the petroleum dealers held in labour ministry Tuesday has ended in an agreement.
Petrol pump workers, who had been disrupting distribution of petroleum products from all private pumps across the country since Saturday, have agreed to resume distribution from Wednesday after the petroleum dealers agreed to fulfill some of their demands.
Petroleum dealers have agreed to implement the labour act in all petrol pumps of Bagmati zone for now and implement the act gradually in other petrol pumps across the country.
As per the labour act, petrol pump workers will get a salary of at least Rs 4600 per month and an overtime pay if they are employed for more than eight hours a day. They will also get an annual bonus equivalent to months' pay before Dashain.
Likewise, the petroleum dealers have also agreed to set up an accident insurance of Rs 200,000 and a medical insurance of up to Rs 50,000 to each worker.
According to the agreement, petrol pump workers will be given a separate set of dress to be used at work and an employment letter. nepalnews.com