Tag Archives: labour

KFC, Pizza Hut closure against Labour Act: Employees

Employees of KFC and Pizza Hut asked Devyani International – the local franchisee of the two international food chains – to resume operations of the food chain as soon as possible. Organising a press meet here in Kathmandu today, members

Ministry refutes news by The Guardian

Ministry of Labour and Employment today refuted a news report in The Guardian newspaper about Nepali migrant workers in Qatar. The ministry said that the news published on May 24 in The Guardian does not reflect the spirit of the

Government extends ban on Nepali housemaids

The government has extended ban on Nepali women migrant workers in the domestic sector in Gulf countries. The move is aimed at preventing Nepali housemaids from entering Gulf countries through illegal channels. The Labour Ministry has written Nepali missions asking

Employer flees leaving some 26 Nepalis stranded in Qatar

As an employer conned, some 26 Nepali migrant workers have been stranded in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, since five months. The manager, who was running four companies fled without paying that has left some 26 Nepali migrant workers

More than a quarter of Nepali youth unemployed: ILO

The average youth unemployment rate – relaxed definition – stood highest in in Nepal at 28.9 per cent, according to an international report. The average youth unemployment rate – relaxed definition – was 14.2 per cent, the new report by

CPN-M workers union campaigning against four trekking operators

Tourism entrepreneurs today condemned workers affiliated to Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist for requesting foreign embassies of different countries to advise their citizens against using the service of four trekking companies in Nepal. Joint Tourism Coordination Committee – a loose group of

Experts urge formalisation of economy to discourage migration

Experts suggested formalisation of agriculture, trading, construction; transport and micro enterprise sectors that could help discourage outflow of Nepali youths from the country. Currently, around 1,500 youths leave the country daily in search of employment in Gulf and Malaysia due

MRP for foreign job aspirants mandatory from tomorrow

The government hass made it mandatory that Nepali migrant workers have machine readable passport (MRP) to get final permit from tomorrow. The  Department of Foreign Employment today said that it would not issue final work permit to migrant workers carrying

Trade unions demand government to instate social security schemes for workers

Trade unions today demanded social security schemes to workers. Observing the International Labour Day, popularly known world over as ‘May Day’ today, trade unions also threatened to obstruct budget session of the parliament, if the government fails to address their

Institutional reform key to growth: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat said that second tier reforms have become necessary to help achieve higher economic growth and lead the country to prosperity. “Since the peace process has largely completed and only constitution making is remaining, it’s high

Majority of youths dissatisfied with their jobs: ILO

The Work4Youth Project that is running under International Labour Organisation (ILO) revealed that nearly 60 per cent young Nepali workers are dissatisfied with their current jobs. In its report ‘Labour market transitions of young women and men in Nepal’, the

Nepal proposes to hold next regional labour meet in Kathmandu

Nepal has proposed to hold next regional labour meet in Kathmandu. During the second day of South Asia Labour Conference in Lahore today, joint secretary at the Ministry of Labour Dhan Bahadur Shrestha offered to host the conference in Nepal

Nepal to ink labour accord with three countries soon

Nepal is going to sign labour agreements with major labour destinations  Malaysia, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia soon. According to the Ministry of Labour and Employment, The proposed labour agreement that is planned to be signed within this July end will

International Office of Migration holds Financial literacy training

International Office of Migration (IOM) Nepal Mission organised a six-day financial literacy training to government officials, NGO trainers, officials of financial cooperatives and a private banks to raise awareness among families of migrant workers on proper management of money. “Each

Asia’s small firms need more nonbank financing to grow, create jobs

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of Asia’s economies, but they need better access to finance to grow and generate badly needed new jobs for the region, said a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. “Most of Asia’s

Nepal-Malaysia plan MoU on labour migration management soon

Malaysia is ready to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nepal on labour migration management. During a meeting with state minister for Labor and Employment Tek Bahadur Gurung at his office today, Malaysian home minister Dr Ahmed Zahid Hamidi said

Government mulls setting up labour bank

The government is planning to establish a separate financial institution to provide easy banking services to migrant workers and also their dependents back home. The government had announced to open a separate financial institution for migrant workers in the common

Nepal to propose labour agreement with Malaysia

Nepal is preparing to propose a new labour agreement with Malaysia. The planned agreement is expected to protect rights, interests and safety of Nepali migrant workers in Malaysia. The government is also preparing a similar agreement with Kuwait. Malaysia and