Stories Tagged 'Nepali migrant workers'
Recruiting agencies’ main demand is interest on the cash they deposit as part of the increased guarantee amount
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Recruiting agencies have warned that they will be suspending all the works and stop departures of migrant workers for various countries if the government does not address their demands immediately.
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Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies—the umbrella organisation of recruiting agencies— has demanded that the government pay interest on the amount deposited as bank guarantee.
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As many as 16 Nepali workers, who had reached Qatar for employment, have remained stranded there for nearly three months.
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Departures for Malaysia remain suspended for more than 10 months after the government launched a crackdown on various agencies that charged hefty amounts on Malaysia-bound workers. The government action had completely shut down labour migration to Malaysia.
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Nepali migrant workers sent home $8.1 billion in 2018, making it the 19th biggest beneficiary of funds sent by migrants around the world, according to a report released by World Bank on Monday.
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