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.

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