A high-level delegation of trade union leaders from CONEP and NTUF Nepal are conducting a visit to the Central Offices of the World Federation of Trade Unions in Athens Greece since the December 13th, 2012. The delegation is consisted by comrades Premal Kumar Khanal, Member of the WFTU Presidential Council and Vice-President of CONEP, Biswa Nath Pyakurel, President of CONEP, Jira Prasad Nepal, Vice-President of CONEP, Shiva Kumar Adhikari, General Secretary of CONEP and Rohit Kumar Bhatarrai, Vice-President of NTUF.
Furthermore, the trade union leaders met with the leadership of the Greek class-oriented trade union movement, PAME which is organizing the struggle of the Greek workers against the anti-labour policy implemented in the framework of the international capitalist crisis by the Greek tripartite government in cooperation with the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the European Central Bank.
The Nepali trade union leaders visited the Central Offices of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and had a multilateral discussion with the leadership of the Party.
During their visit in Greece, the trade unionists were also invited to attend and address a solidarity activity with the working class of Bangladesh in the occasion of the tragic employer’s crime that resulted to the death of 124 workers in the textile factory in Bangladesh.
The event was organized by WFTU, PAME and the Federation of Textile in Athens, Greece on Sunday 16 December and was attended by numerous immigrant workers from Bangladesh who are organized in the trade unions of PAME.
The Nepali leaders in their greeting speeches acknowledged that the strengthening for the rights of the migrant workers is a high priority of WFTU and appreciated the special attention given by PAME to organize immigrant workers from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Somalia and other countries who live in Greece and the efforts that it does to coordinate common struggles for equal rights for native and immigrant worker, to end racism and xenophobia and to combat the policy of the governments and employers against the migrant workers.
Continuing their mission in Greece, the Nepali leaders will have the opportunity to meet on Monday 16th December with the leadership of the Greek Federation of workers in Pharmaceuticals.
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