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Foreign employment saving bond fails to attract migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 33 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Only 5.65 percent of the foreign employment saving bond has been subscribed by Nepalis working abroad or those who have recently returned home from foreign employment, indicating that Nepal Rastra Bank's efforts to mobilize savings from migrant workers have gone in vain. 


According to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), foreign employment saving bonds worth only Read More

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Scholarship for migrant workers’ children

Posted by jaypee 40 days ago Nepal
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Scholarship will also be provided to the children of those migrant workers who become physically disabled. Scholarships will be provided for technical and high school education.  FEPB has allocated a total of 120 seats under the scholarship programme for children of migrant workers. Scholarship will be provided in three sectors — nursing, engineering and agriculture. Each secto

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‘Chinese nationals top list of expats obtaining work permits’

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Jan 9, 2018-While thousands of Nepalis leave the country every year for job opportunities, Nepal too is attracting its reasonable share of migrant workers of late. Among the foreign nationals seeking work permits in the country, Chinese people lead the lot, with 942 of them getting work  authorisation papers in the last fiscal year 2016-17.

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1300 Nepali migrant workers laid off in Qatar

Posted by jaypee 127 days ago Nepal
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Migrant workers from Nepal, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and African countries were employed in the company.


 


It is learnt that the company failed to provide salary to its staff for the past three months and has not renewed the visa of migrant workers.


 


Victims have filed a complaint at Qatar’s Labour Department and court to deport th Read More

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Govt revises welfare schemes for migrants

Posted by jaypee 216 days ago Nepal
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The government has decided to revise the existing welfare schemes for Nepali migrants workers from this fiscal year.


The move is aimed at providing better social security schemes to migrant workers, most importantly to the families of those killed and injured in work destinations.


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Nepal is failing to protect migrant workers: Amnesty International

Posted by jaypee 257 days ago Nepal
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KATMANDU: Nepal is failing to enforce laws designed to protect migrant workers from being charged exorbitant fees that leave them crippled by debt and trapped in jobs overseas, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

More than 400,000 migrants workers leave Nepal every year for work abroad, mostly in the Gulf and Malaysia. Their remittances back home make up nearly 30 per cent o

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Ban sending Nepalis to Gulf as domestic workers: House panel

Posted by jaypee 323 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU: The Parliament’s International Relations and Labour Committee has directed the Council of Ministers to completely ban sending Nepali workers to the Gulf countries until they formulate substantive laws relating to domestic help and make a bilateral labour agreement with Nepal.


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Nepal govt to run mobile camp abroad for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 340 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU: The government is set to run a mobile camp in gulf countries and Malaysia to resolve problems of migrant workers as RSS reported.


The camp would provide services of passport renewal, renewal of the contract of labour permit and insurance.

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