Kathmandu, GEFONT Province No 3 has organized gathering of affiliate unions leaders under the GEFONT Campaign on Decent Work in Makwanpur & Chitwan on 4-5 November 2019.
GEFONT President Cde. Binod Shrestha was addressed as a chief guest at the gathering in Makwanpur district. On the occasion, Chief Guest Shrestha recalled the leaders who made a significant contribution to the establishment of GEFONT and said that the situation of GEFONT has changed drastically. He also said that the current situation could not be resolved if the GEFONT could not move the movement forward. Therefore, all the unions, including GEFONT, assessed the current situation and urged the unions to move forward.
Speaking on the occasion, President Shrestha said that many achievements have been made in favor of the workers under the leadership of GEFONT. For further achievement, GEFONT has adopted a policy to bring other trade unions united. He said that GEFONT's slogan, "One Union One Voice," has been cooperating with trade unions on common issues & stared the unification.
President Shrestha siad that within a year after the 7th congress GEFONT's membership increased by 11 percent and strengthened even financially. GEFONT's access to international trade union movement has increased. By saying that he has thanked to everyone for contribution.
Likewise, he informed that more than 1 million workers of more than 8 thousand companies have been registered in the contribution based Social Security Fund. However, it is satisfactory said Prez Shrestha and urged to contribute and implement social security program effectively.
President Shrestha said “To expedite the unification process between GEFONT and ANTUF Homework has been going effectively “.He further stressed on, going beyond the institutional process and no one was allowed to express ideas of parallel nature through social networks. GEFONT leaders and cadres need to be mobilized as per GEFONT's policies and programs.
In the program, GEFONT Vice President and province in-charge Cde. Jitendra Shrestha informed about the GEFONT campaign for decent work.To strengthen union through the campaign, play a strong role in policymaking in all areas of the labor market, GEFONT has been organizing such a campaigns.He further said the campaign would help for effective coordination between GEFONT and the unions and understanding of all the policies and programs of GEFONT.
On the occasion, president of GEFONT Province -3 Cde Ramhari Nepal spoke about contribution based social security, labor act and labor audit.In the second phase of the program, a meeting of local committees was scheduled to fill in the checklist and finalize the dates of meetings of all the unions.
Similarly, on 5 November the gathering of Chitwan district has organized. GEFONT Vice president and In charge of Province Cde. Jitendra Shrestha has addressed the program as a chief guest. Province President Cde. Ramhari Nepal & Secretary Cde. Arjun Aryal also addressed the gathering.