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Completion of Training on Legal Literacy and Trade Union Education.

The General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union (GEFONT) has completed a three-day training program for legal literacy and trade union education at the GEFONT Trade Union School, Anamnagar. The program was held from July 7 to July 9.

GEFONT President Binod Shrestha, while inaugurating the training program on July 7, said that the training can help increase competence of women workers and also help them get educated on labour laws.

During the three-day training program, GEFONT vice president Bidur Karki provided training on the subject of foundational trade union and leadership development, Sita Lama on gender and policy of GEFONT, General Secretary Laxman Sharma on the program and policy of GEFONT, and Bhakti Ghimire gave training on labour laws.

The program, which included 25 women from the districts of Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Bara and Parsa was organised by Shankar Ghimire, while Basanta Thapa of ILO provided information on the importance of the program.

Shramik News 1 year complete

GEFONT has organised a special program on the occasion of the one year anniversary of Shramik Khabar (Shramik Khabar) from July 8th and evaluated the news and activities of the year. In the event chaired by the head vice president of the Department of Publicity and Publication Jitendra Shrestha, chief guest and president Binod Shrestha expressed his happiness that Shramik Khabar, which was published monthly by hand during the establishment of the federation, has now evolved into a daily digital broadcast. He voiced his belief that Shramik Khabar will cover any topic of labour in a more refined and developed manner in the coming days.

In the program hosted by General Secretary Laxman Sharma, Secretary Mahendra Lal Shrestha presented a report of achievements and plans and requested the attendees for suggestions.

Vice President Bidur Karki, Sita Lama, Deputy General Secretary Kamala Tamang, Secretaries Krishna KC, Smriti Lama, Tara Nidhi Pant, Bijaya Khadka, presidents of affiliated unions, and leaders related to the campaign participated in the program.

In addition, a section in the program was dedicated to share the experience of participants of foreign programs representing the federation. President Binod Shrestha, NEVA President Geeta Thing, JTCG-CWUN Vice President Phoolmaya Tamang, IMPRESSION Vice President Kirana Mali and Youth President Vicky Shrestha shared their experiences.

GEFONT Far-west committee forms a team to rescue flood victims

A rescue team of 15 people has been formed under the leadership of GEFONT Far-western Province President Jit Malla for the rescue of flood victims in various places of Kailali district due to heavy rains for 4 consecutive days.

Provincial President Jit Malla has informed that the rescue team has carried out rescue operations in the submerged area and the operation is still ongoing in areas where the situation has remained unchanged.

“TO LIVE IS THE FIRST RIGHT”: GEFONT General Secretary Laxman Sharma

In a program held at Lalitpur on July 6, GEFONT General Secretary Laxman Sharma has voiced his opinion on the matter of sending Nepali workers to Israel. He said, “the subject of sending labour workers to Israel is not a topic of discussion. Under no circumstances should workers be sent there amidst the current crisis, and the government should stop any such processes immediately.”

Demanding an immediate stop to the process initiated by the Nepalese government to send workers as "caregivers", General Secretary Sharma informed that GEFONT has decided against sending workers to Israel at the meeting of the Foreign Employment Board, emphasising that, "to live is the first right."

Union Activities

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45th Foundation Day of NIHWU: The Soaltee Hotel Unit Completed

In celebration of the 45th foundation day of the Nepal Independent Hotel, Casino and Restaurant Workers’ Union (NIHWU): The Soaltee Hotel Unit distributed food to 238 needy people at Sri Manav Sewa Ashram Banasthali on July 7.

Unit President Shiva Prasad Timilsina, Vice President Badri Kumar Bhandari, General Secretary Kamal Ghimire along with CPN (UML) Nagarjun Municipal Committee President Nandahari Gautam were present at the event.

GEFONT Dhanusha holds agricultural workers summit

An agricultural workers summit was on June 10 at Janakpur, Dhanusha under the organisation of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union (GEFONT).

The summit held under the chairmanship of GEFONT vice president Bidur Karki has decided to enumerate agricultural workers, expand the membership of Federation of Agriculture and Plantation Workers Union of Nepal (FAPWUN) by 2,000 in the next 6 months in Dhanusha and form district and municipal committees in order to expand and mobilise unionism among workers in the agricultural sector in the district. GEFONT Dhanusha District President Ramchandra Mandal presided over the meeting in the presence of GEFONT Province President Kamlesh Jha, trade union leader Ramnaresh Singh and others.

Conference on the subject of merit-based social security completedConference on the subject of merit-based social security completed

In an event organised by the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union

(GEFONT) affiliated Nepal Independent Hotel, Casino and Restaurant Workers’ Union (NIHWU) Gokarna Forest Resort Enterprise Level committee, a merit-based social security conference was conducted successfully on June 10. Retired workers were honoured in the conference held in the auditorium of the resort.

While honouring the retired workers, the chief guest and GEFONT President Binod Shrestha discussed the achievements of the Nepali Trade Union Movement to change the condition of workers. President Shrestha also shed light on the role of GEFONT in mission two million and to reimplement a ten percent service charge in the hotel sector.

Director of Contribution-Based Social Security Fund Uttam Nepal, Central President of NIHWU Lakshman Tiwari, Joint Secretary of GEFONT Bagmati Gopal Karki, central member of NIHWU Keshab Sapkota, and Tek Bahadur Paudel voiced their opinion at the event. The conference and honour program was held under the chairmanship of Ramji Shrestha, President of NIHWU Gokarna Forest Resort Foundation.

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