Posted On - 29/04/2012
April 29 - GEFONT has released a press communiqué on the occasion of May Day 2012.
The communiqué reads “Whole year is elapsed after the May Day 2011 and we are on the eve of may Day 2012, Still there is no certainty of Conclusion of peace process and Adoption of New Constitution. Hence we are passing through a difficult transition. However in spite of political instability and disorders in Labour market & economic activities, we have conducted significant activities on rights, interest & welfare of workers.
We have been successful to expose the conspiracies & complications against workers in the implementation of revised minimum wages. We could lead the issue of social security towards a dynamic turning point from status quo. Ground for Institutional building of the Social Security Fund and draft of Social Security law is completed.
Effective mobilization has been done for the inclusion of Workers agenda in the new constitution. Pressurizing and creative activities have been continued to institutionalize workers right as fundamental rights, to establish national Labour Commission for prompt justice and to dig out fast track for a pro-welfare social state."
Communiqué further reads” In the coming year, we will continue these initiatives with more energy and activities. Our work, our activities, our campaigns and our movement will be specially focussed on 10 % representation of workers in every representative bodies of the state, Ratification of ILO Convention 87, Social security for all through Social security Fund, Introduction and operation of labour Inspection system,National Labour Commission for prompt justice to the workers, Revision & formulation of Labour laws for labour market reform.
With these appeals, we have mobilized our affiliates, zone/district structures, local/enterprise committees and the entire masses to celebrate May Day in a spirit of unity of workers of village and cities every district and localities."
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