November 30: The government has started seeking solutions to the problems faced by the Nepali migrant workers who opt for foreign employment.
Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha, has started discussions with stakeholders in order to improve the labour sector. He held discussion with returnee workers on Monday in this regard.
On the occasion, Nepali migrant workers complained about anomalies in foreign employment such as cheating right from the beginning of the process of foreign employment until their return and not getting the service and facilities as determined by the government. They urged the government to create employment opportunities within the country and to rehabilitate the returnee youths. Returnee migrants said that they did not get their salary while returning home after losing job due to coronavirus pandemic.
They also said that they faced problems in foreign countries due to lack of skills and were not provided with benefits on par with workers of other countries.
After hearing the plights of Nepali migrant workers, Minister Shrestha shared that the companies not providing services and facilities as per the agreement would be blacklisted and Nepali workers would not be sent through such companies. He added that the ministry has been preparing work procedure to reintegrate the returnee migrants.
Representatives of the civil society organisations working in favour of migrant workers were also present on the occasion. -- RSS