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Govt revises welfare schemes for migrants

Posted by jaypee 29 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com —

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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Ban sending Nepalis to Gulf as domestic workers: House panel

Posted by jaypee 136 days ago Nepal
https://thehimalayantimes.com —

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

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Nepal govt to run mobile camp abroad for migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 154 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 157 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

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Migrant workers in graft mire

Posted by jaypee 159 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

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​Domestic workers: Domestic workers demand welfare board and fixed salary

Posted by jaypee 170 days ago India
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com —

BHUBANESWAR: In order to protect the interests of domestic workers, All Odisha Domestic Labourers Association (AODLA) on Monday demanded the state government to constitute a welfare board. They also urged the state government to form a domestic workers' policy to protect their rights. There are around 12,000 domestic workers in the capital city only.

"Though most households

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Nepali migrant workers stuck in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 171 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. 


According to Saudi Arabian l Read More

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Move to educate migrant workers in most literate State

Posted by jaypee 280 days ago India
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The sense of alienation that migrant workers in Kerala feel will come down substantively if the efforts of the Kerala State Literacy Mission Authority (KSLMA) prove a success.


The KSLMA is all set to launch a social literacy drive to integrate migrant labourers into Kerala society, by imparting reading and writing skills to them and to orient them to Read More