General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT)

General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) was established on 20th July 1989. As there was no union right in Nepal; GEFONT was launched underground. GEFONT has 21 affiliates (as of April 2022), which cover all three fields- agriculture, industries and services; covering various sectors such as manufacturing, textiles and clothing, carpet industry, transport, hotels, restaurants and catering, tourism, ICT, media and printing, auto-mechanics, e-rikshaw, food production, breweries, chemical and metal industry, tea plantations, street vendors, private school, beauticians, employees of security sector and sports sector, construction and agriculture. As the largest trade union Confederation in Nepal, GEFONT represents nearly 449,766 workers from all affiliates. Over 40% of women have been elected in the National Executive Committee of GEFONT from its 8th National Congress. GEFONT is one the founders of the international trade union body- the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) established in November 2006. GEFONT affiliates are affiliated with various Global Union Federations (GUFs).

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