GEFONT Manifesto May Day-2002
November 25th, 2009

Today entire working masses are celebrating May 1st movement throughout the world. This movement has established a principal since 116 years, initiated by the workers of Chicago, popularly known as “Demands of Three 8”. Production-Entertainment-Rest the three vital elements necessary to human being has been addressed through this slogan. We on behalf of Nepali working class would like to salute the movement from the country of Mt. Everest. On the occasion, we would like to extend our hearty best wishes to entire toiling population. The General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) pays tribute to all of the martyrs who laid their valuable life for the betterment of working masses. Read More…

All for One and One for All Campaign
November 25th, 2009

Health is Wealth, it is equally important to all. However, it is still ‘sour grapes’ for those who have to solve hand to mouth problems from the labour they sell everyday. The daily earning of the Nepali working class is less than sufficient for their needs. Mere political slogans cannot solve these problems, nor can a prosperous life be achieved without launching a series of creative schemes. Read More…

Structural Adjustment and Economic Restructuring in Nepal: Trade Unions Response and Demands
November 25th, 2009

Although the government has not completely revised the liberalization and privatization policies of the former government, intention has been shown to safeguard and enhance the interest of the working class. Nonetheless, the policy pronouncement so far are less than adequate and insufficient to safeguard and enhance the interest of the Nepali working class, GEFONT expects and demands more specific policies and programmes in future for preventing the exploitation of working class by the monopoly capitalists, both internal and external and for raising the living standard of workers.

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Privatisation, Economic Liberalization and Impacts on Women Workers in Nepal
November 25th, 2009

Nepal is one of the least developed poorest country in the world. Our socio-economic life and hence the national life is largely dependent on agriculture. Of the total, 42 percent of the national income is being contributed by agriculture and almost 81% of the population is employed in this sector. However, agriculture itself is in a very miserable condition. It has become a way of life to majority of the population, but its fruitfulness is decreasing every year. Majority of women worker are in this sector, which their work been considered as unproductive work as most of them are unpaid family workers. Read More…

The Role of Trade Union in Nepal in the 21st Century
November 25th, 2009

Nepali trade union movement has not yet organised the vast majority of agricultural workers and there are no clear legal provisions for them. Since the economy is agro-based, unorganised agricultural labourers have to be brought under the umbrella of the trade union movement also for the commercialization of agriculture. The issue of minimum wage is as important as the unionization of agricultural workers. However, there are numerous complications in the determination of minimum wages due to non-monetisation in rural areas and kind payment practices. Along with the fixation of minimum wages, steps have to be taken for the protection of health conditions, for the adjustment of workers to technological changes in agriculture and for the increases in skill and productivity.

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May Day 2011
November 19th, 2009

May Day programme

New Model of Trade Unionism: A Proposal for New Nepal
November 14th, 2009

A wave of radical change of the society has surged in Nepal after establishment of Loktantra. Institutionalisation of Newly-born Loktantra and pushing aside all kinds of hurdles in the process are the major responsibility in this transitional phase. Read More…