NEST (Nepal Union of Street Traders)

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Date of creation: May 23, 2003

AIMS: protection of the rights of self-employed workers

Membership: 12400

Short history:
Nepal Street Vendors’ Unions (NEST) is the Federation of Street Vendors or the workers involved in street business, affiliated to the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT).

The federation has been established for the protection of the rights of the workers who are washing dishes, selling house utensils, stove-pins, dolls, foods, vegetables, watches, clothes and many more sitting in the street. Covered the self-employed, this union has the network of vendors to the traders using vehicles or walking on foot for selling goods in bags. The federation has been registered at the Department of Labour 87th federation in May 23, 2003.

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General Federation of Nepalese Trade Union (GEFONT)
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