WFTU coordination committee organised press meet and solidarity programme for the movement of working class of USA ,on 19 th June,2020 kathmandu. In the solidarity programme WFTU affiliate Unions CONEP,NEFON, NTUF, ANTUC. REFONT, DEFONT,DECONT, ANTRUF and PICONT and TUIs affiliated leaders also participated.
In the press meeting trade unions leaders addressed the situation of workers in the Covid 19 Pandemic lockdown period . Cde. Premal kumar khanal,member of presidential council member of WFTU chaired the press meet programme and cde Mohan man swar member of FC member of WFTU also addressed the press meeting .
Before the press meet and solidarity programme the delegation of WFTU Co-ordination committee met the Labourers,Employment and Social security Minister Hon. Rameshor Raya Yadav and handed the 7 Points attention letter to Prime minster through labor minister .In the letter WFTU -coordination committee demands Firstly ,government should immediate provide package to daily wages workers those are affected by lockdown of covid-19 .Secondly ,government should immediately form 100 billions employment fund for unemployment workers and those who are laid off in the lockdown of covid -19. Thirdly,government should take effective intiation to care of migrants workers talk with recipient countrys government , for equal treatment to migrant workers according to international convention of migrant workers right in this pandemic situation and government should appeal to UN,ILO,FAO as a member of these organization , declare and launch the stimulus package programme for least devlopment countries workers affected by pandemic of covid-19.
Fourthly,government should effective implement WHO and ILO OHS measures in every working place for safety against covid-19. Fifth,government should control price hike and effective supply management of daily food items . Sixth, government should extent lab testing for PCR in every district for the possible transmission .Similarly,government should strengthen of PEs especially Agriculture ,Dairy ,Food supply and medicine industry in this pandemic situation for effective and ,easily access of delivery service for grass root level people.
WFTU coordinatoon committee ,Nepal