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.
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.
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.