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गृहपृष्ठInternationalKorea bringing reforms in EPS rules

Korea bringing reforms in EPS rules


KATHMANDU : The government of South Korea has presented through the Ministry of Labour a proposal in the parliament for the amendment of several points in the existing regulations to revise Employment Permit System (EPS) laws.

As per the proposed laws, a worker who has changed their place of work can easily get re-employment in Korea as a ‘committed’ worker. For this, the law requires that the worker has to be working in the same field that he/she was in before, should meet the language and work skills requirement and should have worked in another company for at least a year.

Presently, the rule is such that if a worker changes the place of work, they cannot enter the country as a ‘committed’ labour once that person returns to their home country with a visa expiry of four years and 10 months. Similarly, preparations are underway to change the law allowing a worker changing their employment owing to sexual harassment to return as a ‘committed’ worker even if a year term in another company has not been completed.

The amendment to this law will now allow the worker to return to work again as a committed worker in one month as against the current provision allowing the person to return only after three months.

President of the Migrant Labour Union Udaya Rai said the laws in the process of amendment, although a welcome step, required all the migrant workers to be further united towards petitioning for laws that allow workers to change their place of work without any conditions.





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