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Nepal: Cases of migrant workers left jobless & unpaid without govt. assurance widespread, say labour experts
Author: Chandan Kumar Mandal, Kathmandu Post, Published on: 10 July 2020
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Labour migration experts have been expressing concern about the migrant workers returning home without pay and without prospect of ever recovering their pay.
Jeevan Baniya, a labour migration expert, said following the Covid-19 pandemic, cases of workers getting their contracts terminated, employers not paying their workers companies getting shut have become widespread in labour destination countries...
According to the Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee (PNCC), a non-governmental organisation working for the welfare of migrant workers, 22 percent of the workers, who had contacted the organisation to seek help to return home, complained about arbitrary contract breach, unpaid salaries, bonus and other company facilities.
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