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Sona Thadarai

Thadarai is a participant of Dalit Reader’s Writing Workshop, an initiative for academic advocacy on Dalit issues.

Helping Nepali Workers in South Korea amid COVID and Beyond

Published On: August 14, 2021 02:48 PM NPT By: Sona Thadarai

In South Korea, unlike other countries, employers pay migrant workers equal to Korean workers. On average, per month, Nepali workers earn 1500 to 2200 USD. In 2020, at minimum, their earnings grossed 8590 Won (roughly 7.5 USD) per hour for 40 hours a week.  In 2021, the hourly minimum wage has already been increased to 8720 Won. During additional hours and holidays, workers receive even higher wages.