Remittance rises in August, thanks to Eid

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Bangladesh
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Remittance hit a 14-month high in August, mainly due to Eid-ul-Azha, in a development that may bring a sigh of relief for the government.

Last month migrant workers sent home $1.42 billion. The last time this high an amount was remitted was back in June last year, when $1.47 billion was sent. After that, the monthly remittance was $1-1.2 billion.

August's receipts are also a Read More


Asean’s obligation to migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 55 days ago Bangladesh
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In June 2014, the Thai government abruptly decided to crack down on undocumented migrant labour in the country, resulting in a mass exodus of some 220,000 Cambodian migrant workers who poured back across the border into Cambodia, leaving authorities here to deal with a sudden and unexpected influx of people in need of jobs.

Three years later, in July of this year, it happened all o Read More


Govt revises welfare schemes for migrants

Posted by jaypee 93 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


Nepal is failing to protect migrant workers: Amnesty International

Posted by jaypee 134 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 200 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.

A meeting of the Committee on Sun Read More


Nepal govt to run mobile camp abroad for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 217 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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Lack of coordination pushes migrant workers towards uncertainty

Posted by jaypee 221 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.dhakatribune.com — Blame game and lack of coordination between the ministries concerned and recruitment agencies have increasingly been pushing migrant workers towards risk and uncertainty. 

The scenario revealed itself during a conference styled “Safe Migration and Pr Read More


Migrant workers in graft mire

Posted by jaypee 223 days ago Bangladesh
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Around 90 percent of five lakh Bangladeshi male workers had to pay two to three times the usual migration cost last year to obtain work visas for seven countries, including five in the Middle East.

They also paid bribes at different stages at the Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry and the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) for visa approval to go Read More