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1300 Nepali migrant workers laid off in Qatar

Posted by jaypee 57 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 146 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.


The Foreign Employment Promotion Board (FEPB) is pressing for the earliest implementation of Read More

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Nepal is failing to protect migrant workers: Amnesty International

Posted by jaypee 188 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 253 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 271 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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Nepali migrant workers stuck in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 288 days ago Nepal
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Feb 26, 2017- When Kalicharan Shah of Saptari left for Saudi Arabia five years ago, he had a two-year labour permit to work there. His work permit expired three years ago and since then he is stuck in the Gulf kingdom, as he has failed to obtain the mandatory permit from his employer to exit the country. 


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Almost half of Nepalese domestic workers are underpaid and do not receive holidays - survey

Posted by jaypee 440 days ago Nepal
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Only around half of Nepalese domestic workers are paid the legal minimum and granted their legally entitled holidays, a survey conducted by the Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers has found.


The Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (UNDW) surveyed 106 Nepalese domestic workers between mid-July and late September. They found that 44.8 per cent Read More

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Situation getting worse for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 455 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Cases of exploitation and abuse as well as poor living condition and insufficient food for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are on the rise, according to the Department of Foreign Employment. 

The department receives complaints from migrant workers regarding the problem of not getting promised jobs, according to Mohan Adhikari, spokesperson

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