To mark its 24th foundation day last 31 May, members of the Central Union of Painters, Plumbers, Electrician and Construction Workers (CUPPEC) planted 15,000 saplings in Nepal’s districts of Bardiya, Nawalparasi, Sarlahi, Kathmandu and Bhaktpur.
Under the theme “savings lives and defeating COVID-19,” CUPPEC President Naranath Luitel, General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) President Binod Shrestha and several other union leaders and representatives took part in the event.
The BWI affiliate also organised a blood donation camp at the Tanahu district where union members and local residents donated blood. At the Kaski district, food packets were distributed to an aged care home. A candle-lighting event was also held in several neighbourhoods to mark the occasion.
An online meeting was also organised to look back at CUPPEC’s journey and acknowledge the efforts of the union cadres who carried out various activities to mark the special day.
Luitel, thanking all the office bearers, members and workers who took part in the celebration despite the pandemic, said that he is happy that CUPPEC’s work over the years has been continually expanding and gaining strength due to commitment and hard work of its cadre and office bearers.
“Today, the union has presence in 55 districts and is effectively reaching out to construction and migrant workers not only across Nepal, but also in other countries where Nepalese migrant workers have a sizeable presence. We reiterate and reaffirm our organisational goal to ensure decent work for all,” Luitel concluded.