KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Sharat Singh Bhandari, has stressed the need for systematizing the labor market preparing the will to carry out work through collective initiatives.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The Government of Nepal is all set to enter into bilateral labor agreements with two European countries, Germany and Romania, in a move aimed at facilitating labor migration and employment opportunities for Nepali workers abroad.

KHOTANG, March 29: Five Nepali youths including two from Khotang have been reportedly left stranded in Malaysia for the past five months. It is said they reached there in the course of overseas jobs and faced dire situations due to irresponsibility on the part of Nepal-based manpower company agents who facilitated their visa process towards Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Nepal and Oman have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on labor, tourism cooperation and visa waiver for the holders of diplomatic and official passports. The two countries signed the MoUs during the visit of Foreign Secretary Shanker Bairagi to Oman

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, has said employers need not be stingy to embrace the contribution-based social security scheme.

DAILEKH, Aug 22: Women of Bhairabi Rural Municipality in Dailekh rescued a pregnant woman who was suffering from labor in the street. The women were able to take her to a maternity ward of a nearby health post just in time for delivery.

KATHMANDU, July 16: A visa service provider which is at the heart of a high-profile corruption case in Malaysia and a long-running legal battle in Nepal has received a clean chit in a case disputing its legality.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The District Court of Kathmandu has acquitted the operator of Malaysia VLN Nepal Ram Shrestha on the charge of overcharging Nepali for visa processing.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Although it has been making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking, Nepal has failed to meet the minimum standards for its elimination, according to the 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report released by the US Department of State on Thursday.

ILAM, May 18: Minister for Labor, Employment, and Social Security Gokarna Bista on Friday assured tea laborers of Ilam that they will be paid the minimum wage.

KATHMANDU, May 2: While many events were organized on Wednesday to mark the May Day with formal discussions on labor rights, a group of women workers gathered at a function organized in a different way and submitted a five-point demand to the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security.

GALESHWOR, May 1: In a disheartening event while all the laborers across the globe including Nepal are celebrating the 130th International Labour Day today, a man working for the road expansion project at Chutreni along the Beni-Darbang road section in Myagdi district lost his life in line with his duty

SEOUL, May 1: Thousands of trade union members and activists were marking May Day on Wednesday by marching through Asia’s capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights.

BIRATNAGAR, May 1: Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula has underlined the need for guaranteeing the rights of workers enshrined by the constitution.

BAJURA, Feb 9: One hundred sixty million rupees has been distributed to the erstwhile farm bonded laborers in Bajura district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has stated that the government was committed towards effective implementation of the equal work and equal pay.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the country would achieve economic prosperity with the labor of skilled and capable workers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Experts, representatives of the Government of Nepal, the private sector, civil society, and development organizations have all emphasized fair and ethical foreign employment process at a function organized in Kathmandu on Monday.

SEOUL, Oct 30: In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea’s Supreme Court has ruled that a Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula before the end of World War II.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Minister for Labor, Gokarna Bista, and his Malaysian counterpart M. Kula Segaran has signed a  labor deal amid a function at Hotel Hayat today.

Business-oriented exam to be offered first in Southeast Asia

KATHMANDU, July 9: The government passed a master plan that prohibits child labor in all work sectors on Sunday’s meeting of the Council of Ministers.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Raj Bista today said Nepal would be rid of child labor in the next seven years.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Joint-secretary Rupnarayan Bhattarai, who played a crucial role in crushing the transport syndicate, has been transferred to Ministry of Labor and Employment. Despite criticism from all walks of life, Physical Infrastructure and Transport Minister Raghubir Mahaseth had recalled Bhattarai to the ministry from the Department of Physical Infrastructure and Transport.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The Circulation Department of Nepal Republic Media has organized a picnic program at Godawari, Lalitpur on the occasion of International Labor Day, today.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Today marks the 129th 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.

Call for ending child labor by 2025

April 27, 2018 19:05 pm

KATHMANDU, April 27: Assistant Director General and ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Tomoko Nishimoto says ILO marks the World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay) and the World Day against Child Labour (WDACL) together this year to improve safety and health of young workers in a bid to end all forms of child labour by 2025.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Half of the migrant workers have been found to be going abroad for foreign employment under individual labor approval, through middlemen, putting their safety and compensation at risk.

Souls of My City: Duty of labor

February 12, 2018 10:10 am

Tula Bahadur Rokaya, 42, is a laborer from Jajarkot. He had arrived in Kathmandu a few months ago to work as a daily wage laborer for the ring road construction project.

Labor crunch affects reconstruction

January 6, 2018 09:30 am

NUWAKOT, Jan 5: Upendra Adhikari of Chogade village in Nuwakot had started constructing his house right after the Dashain festival. The earthquake victim had gathered materials for the building well in advance. He had planned to get it built within six months. However, so far, not even twenty percent of the work has been over, he laments.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21 : Hundreds of thousands of women migrant workers in the Middle East have signed employment contracts that they do not understand or do not adequately protect them against discrimination and abuse, according to a recent study carried out by UN Women and the International Organization for Migration with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.


December 21, 2017 07:46 am

The news these days always has cases or incidents of death, migrant workers’ plight, and of their family members being left in the lurch. Despite of the repeated occurrence of these incidents, the number of aspiring migrant workers is increasing every year.

Swinging dumbbells and chewing gum, several elderly Japanese gathered at a shrine in downtown Tokyo on Monday in sweltering temperatures, belying their age and importance in one of the world’s most rapidly aging societies.

KATHMANDU, August 18:  Business and trade union leaders have termed the recent passage of Labor Act and Social Security Act as a milestone achievement in a journey toward forging better employer-labor relationship.

KATHMANDU, August 18: Business leaders and trade union leaders have termed the recent passage of Labor Act and Social Security Act as a milestone achievement in a journey toward forging better employer-labor relationship.

RAUTAHAT, August 13 : In a tragic incident, six persons died after an ambulance ferrying a pregnant woman in labor pain was washed away by the floods in Rautahat district at around 4 am on Sunday.

Labor bill approved

August 11, 2017 16:00 pm

Kathmandu, August 11: The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today has approved Labour Bill-2074 BS. Minister for Labor and Employment Farmullha Mansur had presented the bill in the House.

KATHMANDU, August 11: Parliament on Thursday endorsed a third bill related to the replacement of the Muluki Ain, introducing parole and open jail systems for the first time in the country, and paving the way for authorities to put inmates to public labor and social work.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Minister for Labor and Employment Farmullah Mansur has expressed the government's seriousness to resolve the problems of laborers.

KATHMANDU, June 12: A rally was held on the occasion of the 16th World Day Against Child Labour here in the capital city this morning.

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.