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Threat to Kantipur Regional Office

Putting forward their 12- point charter of demands, workers belonging to all Nepal Communication and Printing Publication Workers Union (ANCPPWU), which is affiliated to CPN (Maoist) warned that they would close the regional office of Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd .here at Biratnagar and disrupt the publication of newspapers from Thursday, according to Kantipur report today.

Staging a two -hour sit in at the publications eastern regional office on Monday, ANCPPWU workers have demanded that the management give permanent status to office staff working for 240 days. They also demanded that they get the government announced salary and other benefits.

During their sit-in at the entrance gate, Maoist workers restricted movement of office staff and journalists.

Making public their protest programme, ANCPPWU said it would stage a day long sit in on Tuesday and prohibit journalists, office staffers and others from entering the office during their protest.