Kathmandu, GEFONT patron & Chief advisor to the Prime Minister Cde. Bishnu Rimal said that the current achievement of the trade union movement should be satisfied and further progress should be made. He urged the GEFONT to arrive at a place where the dream of yesterday has come true so that we should take it as a positive aspect. Speaking in the second day of the high-level policy conference organized by GEFONT, Cde. Rimal said having reversed the unitary state system, we have reached the federal system, so trade unions should work with 761 governments in the federal system.
He said more than one-third of women in parliament and more than 51 percent of the local level as a means of significant change, and urged to utilize their rights and opportunities. GEFONT patron Cde. Rimal said that the movement for democracy has been transformed into a movement within democracy. He said that the language of the rebellion in the movement for democracy would be very strong & there would be a ban on the protest, but in the movement within the democracy, there would be a strengthening of the structure and demanding which is insufficient. Stressing that democracy should be participatory; he said that trade unions should be united to raise voices for the representation of workers. He said “in the past we raised the issue of good governance and self-governance, saying that we bring good governance through self-governance” We are now in a position to put it into practice.
Prime Minister's Chief Advisor Rimal said the government wants to strengthen democracy by guaranteeing the health & education as well as guaranteeing employment along with the right to speak. Saying that such development would be sustainable, the common people should be aware of the good works of the government, he further said. Cde. Rimal also explained the basics of a consolidate democracy and said that there are four main things that are needed for a prosperous Nepal.
He said that economic system needs to be strengthened and for that the economy should be socialist oriented. There is need of the necessity of economic system that cannot be broken the welfare system. Likewise, stating that the social order should be good, he said that there should be justice for all, equal opportunity for all. Similarly, he said that the cultural and the political systems are two other bases. Happy Nepali is the destination of the present government; He said the government's destination is socialism, stable prosperity and happiness.
He also said that the concept of cooperation, dialogue and co-existence should proceed. Prime Minister's Chief Political Advisor Rimal said that for the first time, the country is uniting in respect of the country's Pride. He pointed out the need for the country to be united in certain matters. He also explained about the five phased goals of prosperous Nepal happy Nepali since the constitution was promulgated 2072 BS to 2100 BS.
In the program, Cde. Binda Pandey, MP & President GEFONT Trade Union Policy Institute, briefed on the contemporary trade union movement and labor education, Cde. Umesh Upadhyay, the head of the GEFONT Organizing Academy present the way forward of the trade union movement. Mr. Kapil Mani Gyawali, Executive Director of Social Security Fund briefed on Contribution based social security. From Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Mr. Chandra Dhakal, President of the Employers Council, made the remarks regarding the commitment of the private sector to the Social Security Fund.
GEFONT President Cde. Binod Shrestha informed that GEFONT and ANTUF unification process is going on he further urged to be mobilized actively on the ground to the members of GEFONT & ANTUF. On the first day of GEFONT's high-level policy conference, Foreign Minister Cde. Pradip Gyawali spoke on Nepal's international relations and labor diplomacy, Finance Minister Dr. Yuvraj Khatiwada spoke about Socialist economy and Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Cde. Gokarna Bista, spoke about the government's plan for creating jobs and improving the labor market.