Minister seeks better pay for Korea workers

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jul 5, 2017-

Minister for Labour and Employment Farmullah Mansoor has called on the South Korean government to increase pays and perks for Nepali migrants working in the country.

In a meeting with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Park Yong-Sik at his office on Tuesday, Minister Mansoor urged South Korea to recruit Nepal’s skilled and technical human resources such as doctors and engineers, increase the quota for Nepali workers to be hired under the Employment Permit System, take Nepalis as ‘care givers’ and increase the quota for female migrant workers.

The minister said he drew the attention of the South Korean government to increasing deaths and suicide rates of Nepali migrants in the work destination.

South Korea struck a deal with Nepal in 2007 for hiring Nepali workers through the EPS. 

So far more than 35,000 Nepalis have reached there for jobs. It has announced to hire an additional 10,000 Nepalis in 2018. Ambassador Park said Nepal’s concerns would be conveyed to the Korean government. He also pledged continued South Korean support to Nepal’s development efforts.

Published: 05-07-2017 07:55

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