KATHMANDU, Aug 10: To make foreign employment safe and orderly, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MoLESS) has decided to provide additional facilities to the workers through the Foreign Employment Board.
Discouraging informal remittance channels comes at a cost, which already overburdened migrant workers must bear; calls for government intervention to reduce remitting costs and make digital channels accessible.
COLOMBO, April 4: Sri Lanka is set to increase duty-free allowances for migrant workers at the airport starting May in order to encourage remittance, Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara said on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) has lauded the government's plan to incorporate migrant workers and those working in informal sectors within the country under the social security scheme.
KATHMANDU, June 25: The government is allocating 10 percent of the issued public offerings to the migrant workers. This new arrangement will come into effect from the commencement of the fiscal year 2022/23.
KATHMANDU, April 14: The government has made it mandatory for migrant Nepali workers who are employed in foreign countries after receiving labor permits through their own individual approach to fill a self-declaration form effective from Thursday.
KATHMANDU, March 16: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister for Human Resource, Dr Abdulrahaman Al Awar, held a meeting on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, March 8: The government on Monday urged the South Korean authorities to allow the Nepali workers who have already been selected for different jobs in South Korea and are waiting to fly to the country to join their jobs there.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The government is to honor the returnee migrant workers so as to encourage them to adopt self-employment measures. In this connection, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, has solicited applications from those who adopted enterprises after returning from overseas employment.
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Amid rising number of Nepali job seekers falling stranded in foreign land, the government has cautioned outbound workers to go to foreign employment only after obtaining a work permit of the country concerned.
KATHMANDU, Jan 8: As many as 25 Nepali citizens spending their time in prisons in Malaysia have been rescued with the support of the Non-Resident Nepali Association. They had reached Malaysia in search of employment but were later arrested for various reasons and were awaiting death sentences.
KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale, has warned of stern action against those involved in giving unnecessary hassles against migrant workers at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA).
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has permitted the South Korea-bound migrant workers to carry additional up to US $ 1,500 citing the expenses that the workers have to incur while staying in the quarantine posts there.
KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Despite the government authorities repeatedly issuing caution notices to check gold import, there is a massive surge in the import of the precious metal by travelers returning from abroad.
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: More than two-thirds of Nepali migrant workers abroad will not choose the same recruitment agency they chose the first time if they were to go again on foreign employment. This is the finding of an analysis report of the Migrant Recruitment Advisor (MRA) in Nepal which was shared in a sub-regional South Asia meeting on MRA organized by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) here on Wednesday.
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.
KATHMANDU, July 28: Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Nepal, Park Chong-suk, on Wednesday said that the Korean government will resume the process of taking Nepali workers who have passed the Korean language test and are looking to migrate to South Korea for jobs.
DHANGADHI, May 4: Nepalis are returning home from different parts of India after the second wave of COVID-19 infection spread widely in India. Every day, more than a thousand people are entering Sudurpaschim Province from Gauriphanta in Kailali and Gaddachauki in Kanchanpur. But they have been allowed to go to their home villages without undergoing PCR tests.
KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Experts have sought a proper policy response by the government to address the adverse consequences in the livelihoods of the returned migrant workers following the global spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: A total of 146 Nepali migrant workers were repatriated via charter flights from Bahrain on Saturday. Those people were stranded in various places of Bahrain due to COVID-19 outbreak and its effect in their job settlement.
“I have been trying to return home,” he told Republica. “I have been to the embassy and travel agencies multiple times in the last two months to get a ticket, but nothing has worked so far.” He fears that the company will soon kick him out from the apartment, and has run out of money.
KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The government has decided to resume the fifth phase of repatriation flights making it mandatory for all returnee migrant workers to stay in hotel quarantine for a week and undergo PCR test before departing to their respective home.