The elderly at the Calarasi Elderly Center, cared for by Nepalis

While hundreds of Romanian nurses go to Austria to care for the elderly, our grandparents are looked after by Nepalese. 23 nurses from Nepal work at the Calarasi Center for the Elderly.

Some of them arrived here since July 2019, others at the beginning of this year. The coronavirus crisis has hit them in our country. They came for a double salary. And as they have their meals and accommodation covered, they can save money.

We are in the locality of Nuci, in the municipality of Suceava, 30 kilometers from Bucharest. In the Center for the Elderly that is located here, 150 grandparents live.

Mariana Melinger, the owner of the Center for the Elderly: Many of them don’t even know what coronavirus means, what pandemic means. They sometimes watch TV, but in reality they are not affected. They have the same life they had two months ago.

After the virus arrived in Romania, the center closed. Visits were prohibited. As are employee departures. It wasn’t difficult, because most of the nurses are Nepali.

Mariana Melinger, the owner of the Center for the Elderly: We have employees who only returned home after two months. Upon returning, they were quarantined and tested. Until the results arrived, they were isolated. We are not in danger.

Babu is one of 23 Nepalis who arrived in Nuci to work. The standard of living in his home country forced him to emigrate.

Khatri Babu, Nepalese nurse: You can find work in Nepal, but the salary is very low. You can’t save. Here is different. We send 50% to the family, save 50%. I’ve been here for 15 months. At first it was difficult, because it was something new and I had problems understanding the Romanian language.

He also worked in nine other countries, but here he feels like he’s the best.

Khatri Babu, Nepalese nurse: speaks Romanian, then switches to English: After eating, we do sports. At 11 o’clock we have a snack, then we go to the bathroom, we take a shower. At 3:00 pm we go back to the table. So we give them something to do to keep them busy. At 17:00 we give them a snack, at 19:00 dinner. And then we helped them get to their room, and we dressed them in pajamas.

Dada also left his family in Nepal for double pay.

Pun Dada Sing, Nepali nurse: Of course I miss my family. Our contract is for a period of two years. I have a family, a daughter.

Mariana Melinger, the owner of the Center for the Elderly: We started with four, six, eight, then we hired 16. We continued to multiply them because we saw that things were going well. The job market has thawed, so Romanian employers are looking for foreign workers again.

Anne Marie Stavri, specialist at a recruitment company: Workers in Asia are much more conscientious. We are talking about cheaper labor. Workers from Asia come here to work for salaries of 400, 500, 600 dollars. They are always willing to work overtime.

30000 foreign workers would come to Romania this year.


Source: https://observatornews.ro/social/batrani-calarasi-ingrijiti-nepalezi-363235.html


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More and more Nepalese employed in Romanian restaurants: “For them, this is El Dorado”

Given the lack of Romanian workers, more and more employers are turning to those from poor countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

Because they are very hardworking, Nepalese are mainly employed in tourism. So don’t be surprised if you find them in hotels and restaurants. In their countries they are facing the same phenomenon that Romania went through 15-20 years ago, when our people left the country en masse for Spain, Italy, England or Germany, for a better life.

Hardworking and always with a smile on their face. This is how colleagues describe Nepali workers. Sange Sherpa is 36 years old and is a kitchen assistant. He left his wife and three children in the country. For him, Romania means the chance to guarantee his loved ones a better life.

He came to a country with a culture that was completely different from his own, but he got used to it.

Sange Sherpa: “The food is different. I like my food.”

Iosif Stefanescu, master chef: “For me, in ’97, I went through this. I went to Germany for a better life, my little girl was 6 weeks old at the time. I enjoyed this experience, so I taught them a little. I showed them where to live, the means of public transport.”

On his free days, Sanghe visits the city of Bucharest. He doesn’t shop because he sends home almost all the money he earns.

Sanghe has two friends who work at a restaurant in a shopping center. Maesh is 33 years old, married and has two children. He has already learned a few words in Romanian.

“I like sarmale. We make burgers. We have salad, cucumbers, tomatoes. I put bread”, he says”

His brother has the day off and welcomed us to his room where they both live here in Romania.

“This is my bed, this is my brother’s bed. Here is the kitchen”, describes the house”

Three other Nepalis arrived in Romania two days ago. They will cook for a supermarket chain in Bucharest.

“I got married, before coming here, I have family in Nepal. My wife, sister, parents, grandparents. They all live in the same house,” says the man. ”

“It’s better than I expected. She is my wife. We came here together.”, says another Nepali.

The above people earn around 200 dollars per month in Nepal. In Romania, your salary is 3-4 times higher. The state forces employers to offer the average wage in the economy to unskilled workers. Employers are willing to give them, in some cases, higher salaries than Romanians, because in the last two years it has been difficult for them to find serious employees.


The labor crisis: Romania doubles its “import” of workers from Asia

2017 was the first year in which the quota of foreign workers (from third countries) initially established was exceeded – instead of the 3,000 permanent workers, initially estimated by employers, and thus 3,211 people were employed. The sign that the lack of personnel became so severe that companies were forced to import labor to continue their development.

The contingent of newly hired workers for 2018 was set at 7,000.

Exceeding the threshold granted at the beginning of 2017 was also determined by the fact that former Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu and Labor Minister Lia Olguta Vasilescu wrongly assessed developments in the labor market – after the approval of an annual quota from 3,500 in the previous three years of permanent workers, they reduced the quota from 3,500 to 3,000.

Despite businesspeople complaining about a deficit of hundreds of thousands of qualified workers, it was only in 2017 that the threshold of 3,000 workers brought from third countries was exceeded:

After the significant increase (around 30%) of these requests, the Government established for 2018, a total contingent of 7,000 foreign workers newly admitted to the Romanian labor market, with 1,500 more than in 2017.

permanent workers – reached 4,000 instead of 3,000

posted workers – from 700 to 1,200

people transferred within the same company – 700

highly qualified workers – 500

seasonal workers – 400

intern workers – 100

cross-border workers – 100

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The lack of Romanian workers increases the number of foreigners that can be hired by entrepreneurs this year.

The lack of Romanian workers, which led some entrepreneurs to recruit staff, including from the Philippines, as reported by Profit.ro since 2016, now means that the Romanian authorities are once again increasing, as last year, the number of foreign workers they can be registered in the local market even for this year. This time, the Government will double the maximum number of employees allowed.

In accordance with Ordinance 25/2014 on the employment and posting of foreigners in the territory of Romania, the Government decides annually on the contingent of types of newly admitted workers, depending on the labor migration policy and the situation on the labor market in Romania. . Practically, Romanian authorities establish every year how many foreign workers can be registered in the country. For this year, the approved quota is: permanent workers – 4,000 (compared to 3,000 last year, later supplemented by another 2,000); posted workers – 1,200 (700 last year, later supplemented by 1,000); people transferred within the same company – 700; highly qualified workers – 500, seasonal workers – 400; trainee workers – 100; cross-border workers – 100.

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