Geneva, June 14: Nepal and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding on migrant workers amidst a special function in Geneva today.
The Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, and UAE Minister for Human Resources, Nasser Thani Al-Hamli, signed the memo as per the standard of labour migration developed in recent time. With the signing of the memo, the previous agreements have been replaced. Secretary at the Labour Ministry, Dr Ram Prasad Ghimire, informed that the memo has internationalized the changes occurred over time on the labour migration.”
A series of legal reforms were adopted by the UAE including finalization of an insurance fund from employers for stranded workers to be compensated from in a timely manner. As per the pact, the employers will bear all the costs related to recruitment, employment and the residency of Nepali worker in the UAE but not limited to recruitment agency fees, air ticket costs, insurance fees, visa fees, medical examination fees and all other recruitment related costs and fees.
The terms and conditions of employment of the Nepali worker in the UAE shall be defined by an Employment Contract between the worker and the employer. The Government of the UAE shall ensure that the Worker is not subject to any form of unlawful treatment and is free to communicate with any third party.