During COVID-19, Nepali migrant workers experienced difficulties in collecting their wages. A conference on migrant workers’ issues organized at the provincial level in Bagmati Province and held in the federal capital on Monday provided the information.
Dipak Acharya, an advocate for migrant workers’ rights, believes that Nepali workers are facing a slew of issues, including low wages. He emphasized that the issue must be addressed in a proper manner.
He stated that Nepali migrant workers were suffering at various stages, including during their return to their home country and when they were receiving remuneration from their employers. For the same reason, many workers are unable to travel abroad on time despite their desire to take up foreign employment, and many others are forced to wait for five to six months just to return home.
There are a number of organizations working to improve the conditions of Nepali migrant workers.