In Nepal, the minimum wage was introduced in the fiscal year 2007/08. Between 2007/08 and 2018/19, our economic growth has remained at an average of 4.59 percent while the minimum wage over the last decade has increased by 400 per cent. The gap between productivity and minimum wage seems to be ever-widening. The government is more focused on increasing access to the share of the shrinking economic pie instead of expanding the whole pie.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The provision about the new minimum wage for private sector workers has come into effect from the current fiscal year. Earlier the government had decided to increase the minimum wages for private sector workers beginning from Saun 1 (July 16) which marks the commencement of the new fiscal year.  Now, private workers except for tea estate workers are eligible to draw Rs 15,000 monthly.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Employers will have to pay a domestic laborer a minimum wage of Rs 15,000 per month from the next fiscal year as the government is increasing the minimum pay to workers from the existing Rs 13,450 a month.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista has said that Social Security Fund (SSF) scheme should be implemented in all big and small hotels, like everywhere else.

DAMAK, May 8: Tea workers have intensified their protest, demanding the implementation of Labor Act.

ILAM, April 17: Tea factories in Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam have expressed commitment to implement minimum pay fixed by the government for the time being. Owners of tea factories, however, have said that they will launch protest against the government if their demands are not addressed.

Workers denied minimum wage

March 17, 2019 08:55 am

UDAYPUR, March 17: Even after 10 months of the government’s assurance, security personnel of Udaypur Cement Industries Ltd based at Jaljale, Udayapur, have not received their minimum wage.

PARIS, Dec 11: French President Emmanuel Macron announced late Monday that he will increase France's minimum wage by 100 euros - about $114 - a month and slash overtime and some pension taxes in an effort to curb a wave of violent protests that have rocked the country for nearly a month and undermined the authority of his government.

Tea workers' protest enters Day 12

October 9, 2018 09:00 am

DAMAK, Oct 9: Tea laborers have been protesting for the last 12 days in Jhapa demanding implementation of minimum wage fixed by the government. Picking tea leaves has been halted. The government is yet to address concerns of those tea laborers to address their problems though a government panel has reached to the industries and has also taken stock of the matter and also discussed on the matters of tea laborers.

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October 7, 2018 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The government has decided to increase the minimum wage of working journalists by 25 percent. The meeting of the Council of Ministers today took the decision that all journalists and employees working at media houses would have their wage increased from coming October 18.

ILAM, Sept 6: Tea workers of eastern Nepal have launched a protest against tea industries following the latter's reluctance to pay them minimum wage fixed by the government.Though the government has revised the minimum wage twice, industries are still paying farmers as per the earlier wage structure.