Labour Relations In Nepal Amid the Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

18 Pages Posted: 26 May 2020

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Suman Acharya

Nepal Rastra Bank; Tribhuvan University - National Law College

Jyoti Koirala

Tribhuvan University - Kathford International College of Engineering and Management

Date Written: May 24, 2020

Abstract

It has been now no wonder that labours are the propeller of the physical development of the earth in the form of blue collar and white collar labour. It includes all formal, semi-formal and informal sectors. Accordingly, labour law manages and regulates the status of labour in relation with employer, employee and the society. It establishes industrial relation i.e. rights and obligations of workers and employers, working hours, wages, leaves, labour security etc. ILO sets the standard and benchmark through series of conventions, protocols and recommendations on labour matter applicable for the member country across the globe. Along with the impact of COVID -19, many labours across the globe can be dislocated and forced for layoff. In fact, layoff is not the ultimate answer if we want to revitalize the world economy. The outbreak of pandemic has forced to stop labour movement. It has quite a lot contracted world’s economic activities. Even partial and nonpayment of remuneration to labour may further shrink effective demand in market which can be adverse to the whole economic transactions.

Keywords: trade union, collective bargaining, layoff, partial payment COVID-19, ILO, UNO, human rights

Suggested Citation

Acharya, Suman and Koirala, Jyoti, Labour Relations In Nepal Amid the Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak (May 24, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3609161 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3609161

Suman Acharya (Contact Author)

Nepal Rastra Bank ( email )

Nepal

Tribhuvan University - National Law College ( email )

Kathmandu
Nepal

Jyoti Koirala

Tribhuvan University - Kathford International College of Engineering and Management ( email )

Balkumari, Kathmandu
Nepal

HOME PAGE: http://www.kathford.edu.np

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