KATHMANDU, May 1: Industrialists and trade union leaders are hopeful that the endorsement of Labor Bill and Social Security Bill by the parliament will improve relation between employers and employees.

KATHMANDU, May1: Minister for Labor and Employment Surya Man Gurung on Monday has said the legislature-parliament is set to pass Labor Act and Social Security Act in the immediate future.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Monday marks the 128th Labor Day. It is also known as International Workers' Day in some countries. It is a celebration of laborers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labor movement, socialists, communists or anarchists.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The International Labor Organization (ILO) has launched a project 'From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to global action on Forced Labor (The Bridge Project)', aiming to combat slavery and forced labor systems in Nepal.

CHITWAN, Feb 5: Minister for Labor and Employment Suryaman Gurung has accepted that free visa and air ticket system could not be implemented and managed.

Formation of labor bank in limbo

January 7, 2017 00:50 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Formation of Labor Bank, which is said to utilize remittances sent by migrant workers, is becoming uncertain due to government's apathy.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Minister for Labor and Employment Suryaman Gurung spoke of the need of motivating youths to seek employment opportunity within the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Qatar on Tuesday reportedly ended the labor sponsorship system popularly known as kafala, that forces foreign migrant workers to seek their employers’ permission before changing jobs or leaving the country.

DOHA, Dec 14: Qatar on Monday formally announced the end of its controversial “kafala” system, arguably the biggest ever labor reform undertaken by the host of the 2022 football World Cup.

GAIGHAT (Udayapur), Dec 7: The expectant mothers arriving at the District Hospital Udayapur are dumbfounded when they are told that the hospital is facing a dearth of maternity service related doctors for the past two months.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is planning to declare four more wards as child labor-free zones after its first experimental project in Ward No 31.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Nepal has failed to conclude labor agreement with Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, where, according to organizations working on migration issues, thousands of women are being trafficked every year.

Infographics: Child labor

October 19, 2016 00:05 am

Child labor

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Nepali migrant workers heading to South Korea totaled nearly 6,626 in the first eight months of this year, with most of them selected to work in the agricultural and industrial sectors, according to data maintained by EPS Korea Section under the Department of Foreign Employment.

Deliberation on Labor Bill starts

September 12, 2016 16:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament here Monday unanimously approved the proposal tabled, seeking deliberation on the 'Labor Bill-2072 BS'.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Rescued from bonded labor in India, Ekraj Biswakarma, 15, of Jajarkot district, reached Kathmandu on Thursday, his dream of studying in a boarding school and improving his family's lot presumably shattered.

Use of child labor high in Udayapur

August 1, 2016 23:45 pm

UDAYPUR, July 28: Civil society members and other stakeholders have pointed out the problem of child labor in Udaypur. In an interaction program on the condition of children in the district, stakeholders said that the use of child labor is 'rampant' in market areas of Udaypur, especially in hotels.

Use of child labor high in Udayapur

August 1, 2016 00:00 am

UDAYPUR, July 30: Civil society members and other stakeholders have pointed out the problem of child labor in Udaypur. In an interaction program on the condition of children in the district, stakeholders said that the use of child labor is 'rampant' in market areas of Udaypur, especially in hotels.

WTUF Submits memo to Labor Minister

July 11, 2016 18:25 pm

KATHMANDU, July 11: The Workers Trade Union Federation Nepal has submitted a 15-point memorandum to Labor Minister Deepak Bohora urging to increase the salary of workers by 100 per cent.

JANAKPUR, June 28: A significant number of unskilled manpower leave the country every year for the global labor market, putting their lives at risk, participants of a program organized here Monday said.