Foreign employment agencies on strike, block migrant workers from buying tickets

Kathmandu, May 31

Foreign employment recruitment agencies have launched an strike putting forth different demands on Friday.

In the first phase of the strike, the businesspersons say they will block migrant workers from buying flight tickets. It will continue for next one week.

Rohan Gurung, president of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies, says his Association will announce the next phase of protest if its demands are not heeded by then.

The agencies have demanded that the government provide an interest on the deposit they make while opening the agencies. Likewise, they have asked the government to provide subsidies to the companies which decide to merge upon a failure to post recently increased deposit amount.

Gurung says the Association is forced to launch the strike as the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security did not pay attention to an ultimatum it served.

However, the Ministry’s spokesperson Narayan Regmi says the government is ready to discuss the issues, and there is no need to go on the strike.

Published on May 31st, Friday, 2019 1:47 PM

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