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NTUC Celebrated its' 78th Establishment Day

Published Date: 2024-03-04

Nepal Trade Union Congress observed its 78th establishment day on 4 March 2024 amid a function organized in NTUC central office, Kathmandu. NTUC Central Committee organized a tea reception program at NTUC premise where NTUC officials, representatives from its affiliates, well-wishers and representative from TUs participated. Former President Brother Laxman Bahadur Basnet, Brother Khila Nath Dahal, immediate past President Brother Puskar Acharya and other dignitaries were also present in the celebration. On the occasion, NTUC officials and people from different sections offered garlands at the statue of late Girija Prasad Koirala, the founder of the Nepal Trade Union Congress. Brother Yogendra Kumar Kunwar, President of NTUC and all the dignitaries celebrated its' 78th anniversary with blowing candles and cutting cake. NTUC Senior Vice President Brother Tejendra Jang Karkee delivered the welcome speech in the program. The program was facilitated by NTUC General Secretary Brother Ajay Kumar Rai. Blood donation program was also organized by the NTUC Kathmandu distract committee during this occasion.

Brother Kunwar issuing a press statement on this occasion, congratulated to all NTUC members, workers, stakeholders and well-wishers. He expressed his deep respect to the predecessors and paid heartfelt condolences to those who sacrificed their lives in labour movement as well as various political movements of the country.

The history of NTUC goes back to 4th March 1947 when late Girija Prasad Koirala, the founder chairman of the Nepal Trade Union Congress, organized workers in Biratnagar Mills Area and established Nepal Mazdoor Sangh. It launched a movement demanding for rights to organize, increase of wages, improvement in working conditions, and suitable provision of housing for the workers. That movement is recognized as the first labour movement in Nepal and holds a special place in democratic movement in Nepal.

After the reestablishment of Nepal Trade Union Congress (NTUC) on 29th May 1990, it has been conducting various activities to uplift the economic, political and social status of the workers through collective bargaining. Nepal Trade Union Congress initiated and continuously put pressure on the government for the labour friendly rules and regulations. As a result of its continuous struggle, the government of Nepal has endorsed Labour Act, Trade Union Act and Contribution based Social Security Act. NTUC will continuously work to implement these Acts for the betterment of the workers' condition in the country.

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