With the aim of embarking on other schemes rather than concentrating on ‘traditional’ unionist issues, the GSEA launched the following projects:

Provident Fund

Provident Fund

The Provident Fund was founded in the mid 70’s with the objective of providing a savings scheme coupled with a Retirement Benefit for its adherents. Its successful operations have transformed the Fund into a financial institution providing soft loans for a host of needs: payment of examination fees, medical treatment, housing improvement, and wedding expenses at concessionary rates of interests.

Monthly contribution by Member: Rs 40

The Benevolent Fund

The Benevolent Fund

The benevolent fund was set up in the 70’s to assist members and their families financially during funeral time.

Monthly contribution by Member: Rs 15

The Cooperative Credit Union

The Cooperative Credit Union

The cooperative credit union was meant to promote the economic and social interest of its members in accordance with cooperative principles.

Rs 100 Per share

Rent of Multi-purpose Hall

Rent of Multi-purpose Hall

The multi-purpose hall of GSEA is given at 50% discount to members who wish rent for any purpose.

50% discount for members

Membership Cards

Membership Cards

Membership fidelity cards were introduced to help raise the standard of living of members whereby the cards enable them to benefit from discounted prices at a series of stores.