Kathmandu, StreetNet International has organized Asia Regional Workshop during 7 – 10 May 2019 in Kathmandu. GEFONT President Cde. Binod Shrestha inaugurated the workshop as a chief guest.
Speaking in the program chief guest President shreatha said “StreetNet International has been organizing millions of workers worldwide & working for their rights.In the context of Nepal, the Nepal Street Vendors Union (NEST) has been working to protect rights of venders. He further informed that the new labor law and contribution based social security law has been incorporate the informal sectors also which will help to formalize the informal sectors but still there is some obstacle for the implementation of a law in the Vendors sectors for that, we have to push our issue to make it possible. He also said “it is necessary to find out the way to manage sustainable and safe workforce for the vendors.”
In the program, President of NEST Cde. Kumar Sapkota welcomed the participants of the workshop.
Cde. Rajkumar Shrestha, secretary general of the NEST informed that countries from Asia region including Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand had participated in the workshop.