Brother Shankar Lamichhane, President of UNI Global Union’s affiliate, UNICTS Nepal, has been elected to represent over 3,800 workers on Nepal Telecom’s Board of Directors for the next two years.
Speaking of his win, Lamichhane, who is also President of the UNI Nepal Liaison Council, said:
“I am extremely grateful and happy for the vote of confidence from so many of my compatriots in the company. It is a heavy responsibility, but I will do my best to raise our workers’ voices on the Board. My immediate focus is to resume our collective bargaining agreement implementation and address the currently constrained telecom workers’ rights.”
UNI Asia & Pacific Regional Secretary, Rajendra Acharya, expressed congratulations on behalf of UNI:
“We are very proud of Shankar’s election. He is a veteran unionist who has been instrumental in bringing positive changes in the Nepalese union movement, particularly to the UNI-affiliated sectors and in his company, by introducing and promoting a culture of dialogue and partnership based on effective representation of workers in the decision-making. I wish him all the success in his new role.”
Kyoichi Ando, UNI President of ICTS for the Asia-Pacific region, conveyed his compliments, adding:
“My warmest congratulations to Brother Shankar! I am sure he will serve well in this new role and foster a more harmonious relationship with the management and workers in Nepal Telecom.”