The Governments: Beyond past, Erstwhile and at Present
December 11th, 2016

The PM of ‘that government’ said – I won’t take a shopping list with me. No request will be made. The visit will not be like that of ruler and ruled. In eye-to-eye contact; I will dialogue as of friends. Nations might be small and big based on geography and population but it will be clarified that sovereignty is equal, neither small- nor big. Remaining misunderstandings will bring to an end and trust will be expanded based on mutual benefits.

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Workers and Constitution: Brief Discourse
January 29th, 2016

Many fear whether the constitution has rights as provided by interim constitution. Comparing both documents, the new constitution has added few more agenda of workers in the provisions by interim constitution. The new constitution has Directive principle of the State, which characterises the country as the welfare state, building pro-socialist economic system ending economic disparity with a involvement of public, cooperative and private sector in development.

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Brief Note on Socialism, trade union and feminism
October 4th, 2015

“It is the advance form of social system in which the exploitation of human beings by the human beings will completely end. Class divisions will be gradually erased. Dialogues and debates will go up to a new and improved stage. In the field of science technology, new characteristics will emerge. Research and investigation will progress in a new speed. Love, cooperation, mutual trust and respect will be the main feature of human society. But the struggle between truth and faults will continue. Society will make a leap forward in an unprecedented way.

Human Being will completely depend on society. In such a society, only the working class will be dignified and their lives will be prosperous.”

Delegates of GEFONT Fourth National Congress 

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Trade Union Movement before and after the “Rhododendron Revolution”
March 21st, 2014

Policy dualism is the root cause of social inequality in Nepal. The State does not command people’s trust as it speaks often of ‘absolute equality’ but resorts to ‘unequal equality’ in practice. Studies of the National Bank and Central Bureau of Statistics show that, barring the period of 1996, the main beneficiaries of per capita national income have often been the middle-class (50%) and high-class (10%). The statistics of 2011 shows a further decline of the poor in the share of national income from what it was (12.8%) in 1977.

Ours is a post-peasant society now. It is a society in transition. As the University of Amsterdam Professor Bremen says, our social development does not follow the process of 19th and 20th century Europe. A huge group of workers has moved away from agriculture, but has not been an industrial labour force yet. Neither has it been able to protect itself in a permanent employment of this or that sector of economy.

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Trade Union in Post-“Rhododendron Revolution”
September 27th, 2013

Nepal’s political parties are in an early stage in the development of the culture of cooperation and consensus. This party culture heavily influences the workings of the main trade unions. Unless the parties develop a culture of collaboration, no significant change can be expected in inter-union relationship.

Fusion is an emotional unity. Unless unions are emotionally prepared, no fusion, amalgamation or integration is possible. Since Nepal’s trade unions are quite far from such an emotional unity, the Japanese experience of ‘biological unity’ is not an option for the time being. Hence, the following mechanism was tabled for discussion as the progression towards one union. It was almost the same mechanism as adopted by Nepal’s teacher unions.

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Trade Unionism in newly born Loktantra
December 6th, 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…

SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AND TRADE UNION
December 6th, 2009

In a classical sense, social transformation is understood as ‘revolution’. A revolution causes the deconstruction of existing institutions, and creates a foundation for structural transformation towards a positive end. The word transformation refers to the change not only in ‘form’ but also in ‘content’. Read More…