Monday, 1 August 2016

Nepali labourers in trouble in Arab nations

Posted by Anup Baral August 1st, 2016 :

Nepal says an increasing number of its nationals who enter Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf Arab countries as migrant workers have been facing growing difficulties. While the majority of the Nepali workers are deprived of basic rights, many die working under extreme conditions and a totally different cultural environment.Over half a million Nepali workers in Arab countries have been facing problems related to their jobs. International Coordination Council–Non Resident Mission, in its recent meeting held in Doha, raised many labour issues, specially in Arab countries related to illegal work, lack of working permission for employees despite earlier assurances, illegal recruitment by manpower agencies for sending workers to Arab states and lack of incentives related to work. Member of ICC-NRB Germany and honorary consul of Nepal to Germany, Ram Thapa told The Himalayan Times that Nepalis are facing difficulties in different ways. Therefore, ICC is taking initiatives to help them by resolving their problems. In a second regional labour conference held in Doha recently, issues related to labourers were discussed at length, particularly about over 80,000 labourers working in Doha, informed Thapa. Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), NRN-ICC, National Coordination Council of Doha are taking up labour issues seriously.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.