General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) and Confederation of Nepalese Professional (CONEP celebrated International Labour Day on May 1st with the slogan "CHANGE-By Building Workers' Power!" by organizing rally, mass meetings and various progammes throughout the country including Kathmandu, Jhapa, Morang, Rajbiraj, Sarlahi, Bara, Makawanpur, Kaski, Rupandehi, Kailali.
Senior leaders of CPN UML addressed these mass meetings as guest speakers.
In the Mass meeting of Jhpa, Former Prime Minister and Chairman of CPN(UML) Cde. Jhala Nath Khanal addressed as a Chief Guest. Various personalities including GEFONT Secretary General Cde. Umesh Upadhyaya and CONEP vice President Cde. Pramal Khanal also addressed the mass meeting.
Similarly, In the mass meeting of Biratnagar, Former Prime Minister and senor leader of CPN(UML)Cde. Madhav Kumar Nepal addressed the mass meeting as a Chief Guest. GEFONT Vice President Cde. Hari Datta Joshi and Cde. Bednidhi Niroula from CONEP also addressed the Mass meeting.
Rally in Janakpur was started in various points of city and converged into mass meeting in Lalbandi. Secretary General CPN(UML) Cde. Iswor Pokhrel was the guest of honour.
Similarly, In the mass meeting of Simara, Former President of GEFONT and Politburo member of CPN(UML) Cde. Mukunda Neupane addressed mess meeting as Chief Guest. GEFONT Secretary Cde. Bidur Karki and CONEP Vice President Cde.Bal Krishna Giri also addressed the mass meeting.
Similarly, Vice-Chairman CPN(UML) Cde. Bamdev Gautam addressed the mass meeting of Pokhara. In the mass meeting, GEFONT vice president Cde.Chudamani Junglee and CONEP vice President Cde. Lal Bahadur Pakhrin also addressed.
In the maas meeting of Butwal, Secretary CPN(UML) Cde.Bishnu Poudel was the guest of honour. Various personalities including-GEFONT Deputy Secretary General Cde. Janak Chaudhary and CONEP vice President Cde. Hira Nepal also addressed the Mass Meeting.
Similarly, Secretary CPN(UML) Cde. Yuba Raj Gyanwali addressed the mass meeting of Dhangadi as a Chief Guest. GEFONT Secretary cde. Deepak Poudel and CONEP vice President Cde.Bishnu Lamichhane also address the mass meeting.
May Day rallies and mass meetings with other creative programmes have been organized by various GEFONT Structures and Affiliates all over the Country includin Banke, Parbat, Chitwan, Dolakha, Udaypur, Khotang, Surket etc .
Thousands pamphlets were distributed. The pamphlet appeals to celebrate May Day with demands for across-the-board wage increase, Social Security for all workers, 10 % representation of workers in every representative bodies of the state, Date election for new Constituent Assembly, Implementation the job-led development strategy.