The General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union GEFONT support group in Malaysia concluded the 5th convention in Malaysia on January 22 2022.
On occasion, GEFONT President Binod Shrestha provide information about migrant workers and said that GEFONT is always aware of the rights of workers.
After a long struggle of GEFONT, Nepal has recently arranged to participate in a social security program for migrant workers, which is being started in April/May. He pointed out that GEFONT is trying to get voting rights from migration.
Dilliraj Poudel, the Nepalese Ambassador to Malaysia, expressed the opinion that the GEFONT Support Group (GSG) should work as the first coordinator of the workers working in Malaysia. He informed that the embassy always wants to work closely with the GEFONT support group (GSG) and will work together to solve the problems of Nepali migrant workers.
In the program, MTUC President JH Mohammed appreciated GEFONT and informed that he is ready to cooperate more by revising the MoU made earlier between the two unions in the future.GEFONT Foreign department secretary Smritee Lama express her gratitude to all those to make the convention successful even in a short period of time and made clear the duties and works of GSG. MTUC President JH Mohamad, Food and Beverage Union Malaysia President Maatkar Bean, and MTUC Deputy General Secretary Mohamad Khairi participated in the inaugural session of the convention.
Former General Secretary of PSM Party Shivaranjani former advisor of Help Madhesi Malaysia Jay Prakash Shah, , Saroj Shah The program was attended by representatives, volunteers and members of various regional committees of GEFONT Malaysia.
In the convention, President Binod Shrestha was the president of the election committee including members are GEFONT Secretary Smritee Lama, Bedkumar Khatiwada and Prem Kumar Magar, Bibek Limbu, Hukum Thapa and Bedprasad Aacharya. The convention has unanimously elected a new committee of GSG Malaysia. The newly elected committee was formed under the presidency of Bibek Limbu, there are 31 members including four Vice presidents and three women members.
President Binod Shrestha congratulated the newly elected committee with instructions. Similarly, GEFONT Secretary Smritee Lama explained the works, duties and responsibilities of the newly elected committee
170 Nepalese workers from different companies attendees the program hosted by Bed Kumar Khatiwada and presided over by Prem Kumar Magar.