KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 14
The General Federation of Trade Unions has recommended that the government strictly implement the provision obligating employers to bear all the costs involved in the course of foreign employment.
Making public a study report on the evaluation of manpower company services amidst a programme today, GEFONT recommended that the government fully implement the provision that the employers should provide enrolment fee and expenses and take ahead a judicious enrolment process.
Around 98 per cent of the 1,593 respondents of the study said they had paid high enrolment fee. They are forced to pay enrolment fee of Rs 100,000 on an average, the study revealed.
Less than two per cent of the respondents said that they did not need to pay any enrolment fee and costs in the course of foreign employment.
The prevailing provision obliges the employers to bear all the expenses involved in the course of enrolment of workers in foreign employment of late.
It may be noted that the MoU signed with destination countries includes a provision that obligates employers to bear all the expenses involved in enrolment of workers.
In the bilateral labour pact signed with the countries, including Jordan, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and Mauritius, the provision obliges employers to bear all costs involved in foreign employment.
A version of this article appears in the print on December 15, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.