31 May, 2012Three weeks before its creation, the flag of IndustriALL Global Union was installed on Mount Everest by the courageous climber Dorje Khatri, member of the central committee of the Union of Trekking Travel Rafting and Airline Workers in Nepal.
NEPAL: IndustriALL Global Union, to be created at its founding Congress in June 2012, has already begun to make a mark on the world through the courageous act of Nepalese trade unionist Dorje Khatri, member of the central committee of the Union of Trekking Travel Rafting and Airline Workers (UNITRAV). His union is affiliated to the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) sharing some affiliates with three global federations IMF, ICEM and ITGLWF, co-founders of IndustriALL Global Union.
On May 25, at six o'clock NST Dorje Khatri accompanied by two co-workers and four climbers from UK Adventure Peaks conquered the top of the world. This was his eighth climb to Chomolungma the highest mountain of the world.
According to the Himalayan Guides Nepal, the expedition supporting agency, the summit has been successful. Dorje went down to the base camp the same day and is scheduled to get back to Kathmandu by June 01, 2012.
During his previous attempts Khatri marked Everest with flags of GEFONT and some of its affiliates; as well as Global Unions including Building Workers' International (BWI) and IMF. Last year he had hoisted ITUC flag under GEFONT coordinated campaign ITUC @Mt Everest 2011.
Khatri is planning to hand over the flag that made the trip to Everest at the founding Congress of IndustriALL Global Union in Copenhagen in June 19-20, 2012.