Joint panel to implement pact

  • Nepal-Jordan labour deal
- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Oct 23, 2017-

A Joint Technical Committee of Joint-Secretary of Nepal and Jordan will be formed for the implementation of labour agreement signed between the two countries, according to the Ministry of Labour and Employment. 

In a statement released on Sunday, the ministry has stated that the committee will be formed to hold discussion on the issues related to Nepali migrant workers in Jordan as part of the implementation of the agreement. An arrangement has been made to hold the committee’s meeting once a year. 

Minister for Labour and Employment Farmullah Mansoor and his Jordanian counterpart Ali Al- Ghezawi had signed the agreement on October 18. 

As per the agreement, there is also an arrangement of free ticket and visa for Nepali workers willing to go to Jordan for employment. The government has also implemented the same provision in Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Malaysia. 

A mechanism will be formed in a bid to resolve any dispute between the employee and employer, while a provision will be put in place to guarantee welfare and security of Nepali migrant workers. 

About 8,000 Nepalis are working in Jordan in the garment and service sectors, according to the ministry. Although Nepal has allowed Nepali migrants to work in 109 foreign countries, bilateral labour agreement has been reached with only a few, including Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain, South Koran, the UAE and Israel

Published: 23-10-2017 07:35

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