Speaking in the Leading Activist Training Programme organised by GEFONT and ANTUF Unity Coordination Committee in Kathmandu, GEFONT President Binod Shrestha declared GEFONT & ANTUF's joint commitment and joint Statement.
On the Occasion, President Shrestha welcomed all activists and said “Two Unions established in different circumstances have been in process of merger after a decade long cooperation.” He informed about trade unions initiation to develop and adopt new labour law and social security act.
President Shrestha further informed about Trade unions initiation to increase minimum wage and first time in history successful to increase 39% minimum wage. He also requested everyone to be alert about negative propaganda to weaken the current Government. Quoting “Unity is Strength “President urged all members of both unions to be united and conduct joint programme at workplaces.
3000 leading Activists of both Unions throughout the Country participated in the first joint programme. Earlier, General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union (GEFONT) and All Nepal Trade Union Federation (ANTUF) had jointly created 11 members GEFONT/ANTUF Unity Coordination Committee under the presidency of GEFONT President Binod Shrestha.