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Skill test mandatory for outbound Nepali workers to acquire permit

Kathmandu, June 27 The government is preparing to make it mandatory for a section of migrant workers to pass a skill test conducted by it in order to acquire the permit to work abroad. Workers belonging to 12 professions will not be given the permit unless they pass the government test, from the new fiscal […]

Nepal, Malaysia officials discuss implementing labour pact

Kathmandu, June 20 Labour officials of Nepal and Malaysia have discussed implementing a memorandum of understanding they signed in October last year. The agreement that ensured recruitment of Nepali workers in Malaysia at zero cost has not come into effect at owing to lack of mechanisms and structures to facilitate the process. In this context, […]

UN: Number of Nepalis emigrating for labour between 2010 and 2020 is 2nd highest after Bangladeshis

Kathmandu, June 18 The United Nations says Nepal will be one among 10 countries that are experiencing a net outflow of more than 1 million migrants between 2010 and 2020. In its World Population Prospects 2019 released recently, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs estimates that 1.8 million migrants will leave Nepal in […]

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 […]

Nepal records 20% growth in remittance despite fall in migration rate

Kathmandu, May 20 Nepal has received Rs 653.19 billion in remittances sent by Nepali migrant workers from various countries of the world in the first nine months of the current fiscal year, 2018/19. This is 20.9 per cent more than the remittance amount received in the same period the previous year. According to the data […]

Deprived of salary, 12 Nepalis stranded in UAE

UAE, May 15 Total 12 Nepali workers in the United Arab Emirates have been stranded as their employer failed to pay them salary for past two months. One of the victims, Lal Dhwaj Rai from Morang district of eastern Nepal, says they have been unable to make a living as the Abu Dhabi-based company did […]