Stories Tagged 'Migrant workers'
The new labour agreement between Nepal and Malaysia has relieved Nepali workers of all the expenses, including recruitment service charge, airfare, visa fee, and medical check-up and security screening costs, which Malaysia-bound workers were required to pay earlier.
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Stakeholders have called on the government to implement recommendations made by the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) for protecting the rights and safety of migrant workers.
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The fiscal year began with a bang for the remittance industry with inflows reaching Rs73.95 billion in the first month—up 33.1 percent year-on-year—even as migrant worker departures recorded a sharp drop.
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The bodies of five migrant Nepali workers, who died in Malaysia and Qatar, have arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday.
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Months of deadlock in migration of Nepali workers to Malaysia is likely to end soon as the government team has left for Malaysia for final rounds of negotiation on resuming labour migration to Malaysia.
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Nepal government has fixed the minimum salary rate at 1300 Saudi Riyals (approximately NRs 39,000) per month for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia.
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