The First Asian Regional Conference of the Trade Union International (Pensioners & Retirees) will be held on 3rd December 2016 at Kathmandu, Nepal. After the formation of the TUI(P&R) in the Congress held at Barcelona in 2014, this is the first Regional Conference of Asia-Pacific Region. It is expected that delegates from about 20 countries will attend including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc.
From India, Comrades K.K.N.Kutty (NCCPA), K,Raghavendran (AIPRPA) and V.A.N.Namboodiri (AIBDPA) will be participating.
In the entire capitalist countries not only the rights of the workers are being attacked, but the pensionary benefits and other concessions granted to the pensioners are being withdrawn. In the name of austerity, attack on the toiling masses continues. It is in this context that the Regional Conference is being held. The Nepal Comrades under the leadership of Com. Mohan Bahadur, Vice-President, TUI(P&R) are making all arrangements for the comfortable stay and holding of the Conference. WFTU and TUI(P&R) leaders also will be attending.