Category: Nepal

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SAARC initiative and migrant labour

The 2014 South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit took an initiative on the issue of migrant labour. It sought to ensure safety, security, and wellbeing of their migrant workers in the destination countries outside the SAARC region. This was to be done with the help of international bodies such as the International Labour […]

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Migrant Labor Nepal

Foreign Employment Bond no attraction for migrant workers (Nepali)

बचतपत्रप्रति प्रवासी कामदार उदासीन सात वर्षदेखि प्रवासी कामदारलाई लक्षित गर्दै वैदेशिक रोजगार बचतपत्र जारी भइरहे पनि लक्षित वर्ग आकर्षित हुन सकेका छैनन् । विदेशमा कार्यरत र स्वदेश फर्केका अधिकांश कामदार अझै बचतपत्रबारे अनभिज्ञ छन् भने थाहा पाएकाहरूको पनि लगाव देखिँदैन । राष्ट्र बैंकले जारी गर्ने उक्त बचतपत्रको ब्याजदर अन्यभन्दा बढी रहँदै आएको छ । वैदेशिक […]

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Migrant Labor Nepal

Difficult days for Nepali migrant workers in Middle East

The Shiite-Sunni conflict and diminishing petro-earnings will affect two millions Nepali workers in the Middle East. The Middle East is once again in limelight due to the simmering diplomatic tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the constantly falling price of fossil fuel. While the world watches these major developments, Nepal needs to be vigilant […]

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Migrant Labor Nepal Qatar

Qatar is reforming labour laws, but is Nepal?

Under sustained international criticism Qatar has reformed its controversial laws governing migrant workers. But for significant improvement in labour conditions there have to be changes in the way the Nepal government and recruiters treat their own workers. After Qatar’s king approved an amendment to the law last week, more than 400,000 Nepali migrant workers, mostly hired for construction of […]

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Nepali missions in labor destinations get more staff

Amid complaints that the existing human resource was way less to handle problems of the ever increasing number of Nepali migrant workers, the government has made a significant increase in the number of diplomatic staff in the Nepali embassies in various labor destination countries. The government has increased the number of embassy personnel in the […]

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Wage competition among SAARC nations harming migrant workers

In early June, Nepali authorities announced that they would not issue work permits to outbound workers if employers did not bear the cost for visa and air ticket. The Ministry of Labor and Employment (MoLE) maintained that the provision was meant to prevent economic exploitation of workers in the name of recruitment fee and eventually […]

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