Print Edition - 2015-07-16 | News
‘Strike of recruiting agencies untenable’
Jul 15, 2015-
State Labour Minister Tek Bahadur Gurung has urged the Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (Nafea) to stop its “meaningless” protest, reiterating that the government will not reverse its decision to waive the visa fee and airfare for workers going to the Gulf states and Malaysia for employment .
“Recruiting agencies have no other choice but comply with the government decision,” Gurung told the Post on Wednesday.
He claimed that the Nafea’s protest became untenable after the Patan Appellate Court turned down its petition seeking a stay order on the government’s decision.
“This protest is harming them more than anyone else because it will not change anything,” Gurung said.
Though the government officials and Nafea representative have been holding talks since Tuesday, there has been no breakthrough yet. The government side is positive about addressing many of the 30-point demands pressed by Nafea, but it has made it clear that there will be no consideration on the waiver of visa fees and airfare.
The government decision, lauded by migrant workers and the general public, was made in an effort to prevent financial exploitation of workers.
Published: 16-07-2015 07:49