​Migrant work: Let's make it a matter of interest, not forced

The General Federation of a Nepalese trade union (GEFONT) has published the fact sheet on the occasion of International Migrant Workers Day 2021. The fact sheet covers important policy reforms related to migrant workers and migration in 2021. The fact sheet covers important policy reforms related to migrant workers and migration in 2021.



Speaking at the program organized on international Migrant Workers day, GEFONT President Cde. Binod Shrestha said that many Nepalese were being forced to go abroad due to lack of decent work in Nepal and he stressed the need for Decent work in the destination countries as well.

Further, he stressed to effective implementation of the policy of free visas, free tickets. He said that the number of foreign employment business organizations in Nepal was more than required and that it should be reduced.

GEFONT President Cde. Binod Shrestha said that the people who want to go for foreign employment are facing problems due to the, not labor-friendly government and the high intention of earning of the foreign employment entrepreneur. He further added many things could not be changed due to the unstable government.



He said that in 2021 GEFONT central Office received 18 applications for employment from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, and other countries, and 101 received assistance.

Of those, 20 were assisted in the rescue, 25 had their passports returned, and 20 had issues with the manpower company asking for more money. The factsheet covers issues such as the UAE's new labor law, reforms to Qatar's labor law, and an analysis of workers' reviews in Recruitment Advisor. The member of the GEFONT support group from Kuwait, Malaysia, Qatar also participated in the hybrid form program. International Migrant day is concluded with the slogan “Let's make it a matter of interest, not forced”.

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