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Nepal to propose workers agreement with Malaysia

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Nepal is working on the draft of the labour agreement with Malaysia for the protection of rights, interests and safety of the Nepali migrant workers.




The government is also working on a similar agreement with Kuwait.

Malaysia and Kuwait are two major labour destination countries for Nepali migrant workers with which Nepal does not have a formal labour agreement.

Nepali migrant workers are facing multiple problems ranging from an array of exploitation and abuses in the absence of labour agreement in these countries, which has necessitated an agreement with clear provisions of minimum wages, safety and other rights of the Nepali workers, said a spokesman of Nepal's Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The Nepali officials are currently holding consultation on the provisions to be incorporated in the draft agreement to be proposed to the labour destination countries.

"We are planning to incorporate some new issues in the draft agreement, which would then be dispatched to the concerned countries through the appropriate channel for their feedback and suggestion before finalising it", said Buddhi Bahadur Khadka of Nepal's Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The process of signing of the agreement would be initiated only after the labour-recipient countries give their final nod to the proposed draft.


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