Monday 11th November 2019

Nepal Migrant Workers Basic Minimum Wage Now at Par With International Standards

In 2076, the UAE Government had announced equal pay and other facilities such as education, health and insurance to migrant workers
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Nepal Migrant Workers Basic Minimum Wage Now at Par With International Standards

Establishing equality among host country citizens and migrant workers, Malaysia and Gulf countries have decided to extend the basic minimum wage to Nepali migrant workers in line with international standards.

According to an update from the Nepal Labor, Employment and Social Security Ministry, Nepali migrant workers employed in Gulf countries and Malaysia will receive salary and facilities equal to that of host countries’ workers, if everything works out as per the agreement between Nepal and the respective countries.

Nepal Ambassador to UAE Krishna Prasad Dhakal said that the Nepal Government is having discussions with the aforementioned countries to provide salary and minimum wage to Nepal workers in accordance with international standards.

Nepali Migrant Workers Salary

Dhakal also says that the employer countries have also agreed for the same and guaranteed that Nepali migrant workers salary and facilities will be provided in line with the labor agreement signed in Jestha 2076.

Facilities Provided for Migrant Workers

  • In 2076, the UAE Government had announced equal pay and other facilities such as education, health and insurance to migrant workers. This means that migrant workers children will be provided education facilities
  • The UAE Govt. also allowed migrant workers to bring their families along with them only if their salary was 3,500 Dirham and more
  • The UAE and Qatar governments have given migrant workers to change employment six months after working with a company in the given countries
  • Meanwhile, the Malaysian Government is also trying to include migrant workers in the social security fund. Nepali migrant workers get a minimum of MYR 1,100 per month

Nepal Migrant Worker Statistics

  • According to government data, close to 17 lakh Nepali migrant workers are serving Gulf countries and Malaysia
  • According to Nepal Foreign Employment Department, an overall of 400,000 Nepali migrant workers travel to Malaysia and Gulf countries
  • Malaysia, alone, is home to 4 lakh Nepali migrant workers
  • Qatar houses 5 lakh Nepali migrant workers

The Nepal Government is constantly working to provide a supportive working environment and living conditions for its migrant workers in other countries. In this regard, it has signed labor pacts with Qatar, Malaysia, Japan, UAE and many other world nations.


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