GEFONT prepares for May Day

GEFONT prepares for May Day

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 28

General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) is to organise various programmes to mark 113th International Labour (popularly known as May Day) with the slogan “One union, one voice”.

May Day is the grand festival of millions of hands working for building the world which has much significant value in the developing world like Nepal, said Binod Shrestha, treasurer of GEFONT at a press meet here on Sunday.

According to a statement distributed on the occasion, a 115 member organising committee under the convenor-ship of Binod Shrestha has been already formed to mark the day. The left wing federation is organising a blood donation programme, announcement of an annual joint programme with Nepal Trade Union Congress, various trainings, photo, poster and video exhibition and cultural show.

The grand gala of workforce has been observing since 1889 May 1, after the landmark labour movement in Chicago of American in 1886. In Nepal, the international May Day was observed in 1962 for the first time.