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Nepal and UAE agree to revise labour pact

- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, Kathmandu

Sep 28, 2018-

The governments of Nepal and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have reached an agreement to revise the existing labour agreement so that both the nations would get maximum benefits.

Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista and Ambassador of UAE to Nepal Saeed Hamdan al-Naqei agreed to do groundwork for the revision of the labour agreement and form a technical team soon at a meeting held in the Capital on Wednesday.

During the meeting, Minister Bista urged the UAE envoy to create an environment for zero recruitment fees for the Nepali migrant workers, while calling for a round-the-clock insurance for Nepali migrants working in the UAE and minimum wages as agreed in the labour contract, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security said in a statement released on Thursday.

Minister Bista added that the health check-ups of the migrant workers should be accepted in any of the health institutions based on the standards set by the government.

Urging the Emirati government to be sensitive for the cause of welfare and facilities of Nepalis working in the UAE, Minister Bista called for continued coordination and bilateral talks to further strengthen the Nepal-UAE relations.

In response, the UAE ambassador said his government was positive towards the concerns raised by the Nepal government and stressed on common efforts of both the countries to make the labour relations exemplary.

 

Published: 28-09-2018 08:00

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