Gefont undergoes change of guard

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML general secretary Ishwor Pokhrel urged trade unions to play an active role in institutionalising democracy and economy while speaking at the leadership handover ceremony of General Federation of Nepal Trade Unions (Gefont) here ton Thursday.

According to Pokhrel, the political have not been supportive of the labour movement and its desire to build a prosperous Nepal. Thus, there are problems in social, political and economic sectors, he said.

Nepal Chambers of Commerce (NCC) president Surendra Bir Malakar stressed on the need for business-friendly relationship between workers and management.

Departing president of Gefont Mukunda Neupane said trade unions should play the role of a catalyst to bring political parties together for peace and prosperity in the country.

New president Bishnu Rijal called for real change in trade union movement.