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Almost half of Nepalese domestic workers are underpaid and do not receive holidays - survey

Posted by jaypee 178 days ago Nepal
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Only around half of Nepalese domestic workers are paid the legal minimum and granted their legally entitled holidays, a survey conducted by the Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers has found.


The Union of Nepalese Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (UNDW) surveyed 106 Nepalese domestic workers between mid-July and late September. They found that 44.8 per cent Read More

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Situation getting worse for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 193 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Cases of exploitation and abuse as well as poor living condition and insufficient food for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are on the rise, according to the Department of Foreign Employment. 

The department receives complaints from migrant workers regarding the problem of not getting promised jobs, according to Mohan Adhikari, spokesperson

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Complaints of migrant workers on the rise

Posted by jaypee 219 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Number of cases filed at the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) seeking reimbursement from unscrupulous manpower agencies has increased of late.

A total of 250 cases have been registered at the department in the past month alone, said Mohan Adhikari, spokesperson at the department.

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In-flight beer a rare treat for Nepali migrant workers ...

Posted by jaypee 234 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU, Aug 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Nabin Lama, leaving Nepal after his annual home leave to return to his construction job in Saudi Arabia is not easy. What makes the journey bearable - even enjoyable - is the can of beer he can drink on the flight from Kathmandu.


As soon as the seatbelt sign dinged off on a flight to Mumbai - from where he and a couple of hundred Read More

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Ban on women going for domestic jobs lifted

Posted by jaypee 315 days ago Nepal
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May 13, 2016- The government has decided to allow Nepali women to work abroad as housemaids, backtracking on its resolve to lift the restriction only after signing separate labour agreements with the host countries.


Nepali women aged 24 and above will now be able to take up domestic jobs in the Gulf and Malaysia with the help of selected recruiting agencies, according to Ministe Read More

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Domestic workers trained on labour policies

Posted by jaypee 377 days ago Nepal
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KATHMANDU: Two rights organisations on Saturday trained 40 domestic workers working in Kathmandu on policies on domestic work and role of trade unions in attainment of their rights.


The Children and Women in Social Service and Human Rights (CWISH) and the Home-based Trade Union Workers of Nepal (HUN) jointly organised the orientation programme at the National Labo Read More

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The Kathmandu Post :: Illegal workers in Malaysia allowed to legalise status

Posted by jaypee 385 days ago Nepal
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Mar 3, 2016- Nepali migrant workers staying illegally in Malaysia will have to pay Rs135,000 to legalise their status. 


According to the Rehiring and Allocation Integration Programme launched by the Malaysian government on February 15, a worker has to pay Rs111,000 (4,185 ringgit) for registration, temporary pass, processing, fine and Read More

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Malaysia puts temporary ban on new migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 396 days ago Nepal
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Feb 21, 2016- Malaysia has decided to temporarily suspend the hiring of foreign workers in an effort to encourage its own people to take unskilled jobs.


Concerned stakeholders said the move could have adverse effect in the long run as Malaysia is home to around 700,000 Nepali workers. They, however, said that the decision is unlikely to m Read More