Editorials Jun 22, 2019

Push for higher minimum wages

Companies need to consider rising minimum wages not as a threat to their bottom lines but as an opportunity to secure the manpower they need and improve their productivity by making necessary investments.

National Mar 26, 2019

Japan and Nepal sign government-to-government labor pact

Nepal has signed a memorandum of cooperation to send to Japan "specified skilled" workers for the first time. The broad framework agreement, signed in Kathmandu on Monday by Japanese Ambassador Masamichi Saigo and a Nepalese government representative, opens the door to Nepalese blue-collar workers getting ...

National Mar 23, 2019

Planning for new visas faces delays

The central government is uncertain when preparations for two new visa categories will be completed, with preparatory work unlikely to be concluded before the new permits are introduced on April 1.