KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The government will be blacklisting the foreign companies that do not provide Nepali migrant workers with the salaries and perks as per the agreement.
Speaking at an interaction with the returnee migrant workers on Monday, the Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha said the government will not be issuing permits to Nepali workers to work in the foreign employers once the companies under question are blacklisted. In response to the concerns of the returnee workers, Minister Shrestha expressed his commitment to work for their welfare.
The migrant workers complained to Minister Shrestha that many foreign employers dismissed Nepali workers from their jobs after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, a number of foreign employers even refused to clear their outstanding dues citing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, a large number of migrant workers suffering from various diseases had to collect funds to return home.
The migrant workers said the situation of those who entered the foreign lands illegally is even worse. According to them, house maids are paid only the minimum salaries and they are often subjected to physical abuse.