International Labor Day today; President, PM extend wishes

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Kathmandu: The International Labor Day is being marked today by organizing various programs by different labor unions and workers, recalling the victory of laborers for their demand for eight-hours of works and legal rights.

On this occasion, trade unions and labor fraternities are conducting different programs.

The Nepal Trade Union Congress this morning organized a rally in the Capital City. Started from Bhrikutimandap, the rally is to converge into an assembly by reaching at Bhaktapur Buspark from Sahid Gate, New Road Gate and Ratna Park.

Likewise, General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions is scheduled to organize an assembly in Bhrikutimandap this afternoon.

Furthermore, Joint Trade Union Coordination Center (JTUCC), which is a joint union of over a dozen trade unions active in Nepal, is marking this day by organizing a grand rally this afternoon in the Capital City.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the labors’ struggle and unity are important to realize change and achievements in the country.

Giving a message of best wishes to all labors in the country and abroad on the occasion of the International Labor Day- May Day- today, PM Deuba reminded that working people had played an important role to wage democratic movements in the country that resulted in present democratic federal republic. “I pay respect to all those who sacrificed their lives for the present achievements in the country,” he said, arguing that workers are the driving forces of the country’s socioeconomic development.

The work should be decent and linked to production and productivity, according to him.

PM Deuba also reminded that the Constitution of Nepal has the fundamental right of a dignified life for every citizen and the elimination of all forms of discrimination and exploitation.

The government is committed to ensuring constitutional rights for the labors along with their right to collective bargaining. The skill-based trainings to workers will be prioritized, according to PM Deuba.

Likewise, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has underscored the need for a culture to respect labor by highlighting the importance of labor and skills in country’s economic development process.

In a message given on the occasion of the International Labor Day (May Day 2022) today, the President made such statement while extending the best wishes for happiness, peace and prosperity to all working Nepali sisters and brothers at home and abroad.

President Bhandari has also wished for inspiration to all for working towards ensuring labor rights including decent work, proper wages and social security to the workers.

“On this occasion, I would like to extend respect to all workers contributing to the nation’s prosperity through their investment of labour and skills in different areas, including the country’s industry, agriculture, construction and service sectors,” read the President’s message.

President Bhandari has recalled the responsibility of all to ensure direct benefit to the working class people through the implementation of constitutional provisions of the Constitution of Nepal to build a socialism-oriented economy on the basis of justice and equality.

She has called upon creating employment opportunities at home to the youth who are forced to leave for foreign jobs President Bhandari also said concerned bodies and stakeholders should make continued efforts to safeguard the human rights of migrant workers.