KATHMANDU, Nov 18: In the first three months of the current fiscal year, the UAE has become the primary labor destination for Nepali youths seeking employment abroad. According to data from the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE), 37,492 young people arrived in the UAE for work between mid-July and mid-October of the current fiscal year alone. This group includes 7,015 women and 30,477 men.
Among the major inflictions rendered by the COVID-19 pandemic globally, changes in the nature of work and preference of work mode have been enormous. According to Statista, a German online platform that specializes in data gathering and visualization, gig work will generate $455 billion in 2023 globally, up 53% from 2020.
KATHMANDU, Aug 18: The government has hiked the minimum wages of workers in the informal sector beginning July 17, 2023. With the new decision, the monthly wage of informal sector workers is fixed at Rs 17,300.
In a significant move that underscores its commitment to safeguarding the interests and well-being of its citizens working abroad, the government has announced a decision to provide Rs 1 million to the families of Nepali migrant workers in case of an unfortunate event of their demise while working overseas.
KATHMANDU, July 19: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the agencies concerned to pay compensation to the migrant Nepali workers who were stopped by the TIA Immigration Office while going for foreign employment. Citing the financial losses incurred by the workers, the NHRC has objected to the ban imposed by the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Immigration Office on youths who have taken institutional labor permits for foreign employment.
KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Workers of hotel and restaurants have warned to close all the eateries throughout the country from February 19 in protest of the Supreme Court (SC)’s verdict to scrap 10 percent service charge.
The most comprehensive research done on the topic of inequality shows that in the year 1820, the average income of the global top 10 percent was 18 times higher than the bottom 50 percent while that number skyrocketed 38 times in the year 2020. The primary driver of this income disparity is financial deregulation, lack of unions, poor safety nets and the growth in executive pay and bonuses that far outstrips the salary growth of average blue and white collar workers.
The human dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response. All aspects of our future—economic, social and developmental—will be affected. Our response must be urgent, coordinated and on a global scale, and should immediately deliver help to those most in need.
KATHMANDU, July 21: Almost 100,000 PAN cards have been issued by Inland Revenue Department (IRD) after the government made Permanent Account Number (PAN) card mandatory for all salaried workers from the current Fiscal Year 2019/20.
KATHMANDU, June 15: Nepal has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for sending Nepali workers to the Gulf country with employers responsible to bear all costs, including but not limited to recruitment, employment, residency, agency fees, airfare, insurance, and medical test.
SINDHUPALCHOK, June 4: Six months have elapsed since the Italian contractor Cooperative Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna has left the project work of Melamchi Drinking Water Project in Melamchi, Sindhupalchowk district but the workers and contractors related this project are yet to receive their payment thereby further enraging them.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 8: Chinese railroad workers were highly disciplined and well organized, and they made huge contributions to the first American Transcontinental Railroad that put the United States on a path to economic prosperity, a docent of the California State Railroad Museum told Xinhua Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, May 1: The 130th International Workers’ Day, is being marked across the country today. The Day is being marked since 1890 in recognition to the 1986’s workers’ movement that demanded respect to work in the US.
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A high-level task force formed to study the possibility of enrolling workers going for foreign employment in the country’s social security system has recommended to the government to include them in foreign employment provident fund and various social security schemes of the government.
JAJARKOT, Oct 13: With the increase in the flow of people visiting their hometowns from outside of the district and country, the villages and markets of Jajarkot have become lively. Those who live away from their loved ones for education, job, and other purposes have started arriving at their villages adding to the Dashain fervor.
AMSTERDAM, July 28: The World Health Organization says female sex workers are 13.5 percent more likely to be infected with HIV than other women of reproductive age.Sex workers took center stage at the International Aids Conference in Amsterdam Thursday, using music and dance to press home a serious message: "We are people too, and we have rights."
KHOTANG, July 24: Different social organizations joined hands to provide food assistance to 36 Nepalis who remain stranded in Saudi Arabia for the past five days after their company expelled them over a salary row.
KATHMANDU, July 19: Health workers all over the country are boycotting Out Patient Departments at all hospitals and health facilities from Thursday, to express their solidarity with the fast-unto-death staged by Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine.
JUMLA, June 26: Blaming government for not providing salary and allowance to local level health workers, Jumla based health workers have started sit-in protest at District Administrative Office (DAO). They are asking for immediate salary and allowance.
KATHMANDU, June 25: Thirty six Nepali workers sustained minor injuries after a factory bus carrying around 38 workers overturned after crashing into a road divider at Tingkat Paya Terubong, Ayer Itam in Malaysia early morning today, according to a local newspaper.
JHARKHAND, INDIA, June 23: The head of the Kochange village school, from where five women working with an NGO were allegedly abducted and later gang-raped, has been booked for not reporting the incident to police, an official said today.
KATHMANDU, June 13: The falling number of Nepali workers going for foreign employment after the enforcement of the 'free-visa-free-ticket' system is due to not any slowdown in demand but supply side issues, according to a report issued by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).