Nannies babisitters nurses caregivers or METAPELET whatever you say the simple yet so complex type of identifion is being hold by nepali caregivers in israel.Due to most of the workers are un skilled and uneducated situation of home nursing in israrel is worse than imagination. For the first time when the employee enters to the emoloyers house, & start to work then a strange type of confusion arised in his mind as if he is a to serve the whole hoouse & not to caretake to the definite elderly person indicated in his visa n to whom he is abroaded/ .He is compeled to ask a question(yet undiscussed & unsolved)
what are his duties and responsibillities ?
This is time to discuss.
Under the internatonal caregiving legislation several items are introduced in law of israel.The nursing insurance act which is also a part of israel’s social insurance act,says-provided home care services to the dependant elderly on the basis of personal intitlement & clerely defined eligibility criteria.The basic entitlement is for in kind servises such as personal care, with some fixed hours. The goal is to provide health care, physiotherapy,mental support & to reduce the burden of the care from the family BUT NOT TO REPLACE IT ALTOGETHER.
but situation that nepali philipino russian & maldovi caregivers bearing here in israel is quite different.They have no certain fixed duties n responcilibilities.this is not to be wonder if someone finds himself as a servant of the whole house or in some cases even more than a slave.
Every weekend saturday or sunday, the tel-eviv bus station,park & “Nepal Chautari” is filled with joy n happiness of foreign workers.most of them are nepalese, if you ask a question how many hours a day do you work?& dont except the answer would be “eight” or something like as metioned in the attractive advertisment of manpower agencies of nepal.Very few are lucky to get such type of job socaled “live out”.
All of them answer twenty four.
Do you come here to work twenty four hour?definately not!But there is no any option as a heavy mediater/brokage amount is already paid to the agency.This is a human trafficking and modern form of slavery.One of representtative of KAV LAVOD israel which is working for the right of the foriegn worker in israel & strongly supporting the victims,-Dan Cooper says
“Generally the condition of Nepali Migrant workers is worse than other significant migrant worker groups.One cant help but reach the concludsion that the rapid increase in the number of nepali worker in israel is due to employers & brokers taking advantage of the difficult situation in Nepal.Nepali nationals are willing to pay exorbitant fee for the oppertunity to work here in in Israel, usually between 5-7000$ & even more.The rate is higher than paid by workers from Sri lanka,philipines, romania & moldova.”
Its true that Nepal is ranked in among 12th poorest countries in the world & the political unstability has created unmployment there.The scopeless citizens decide themselves fall on the trap made by brokers and manpowers.But still the question is about the emplyers in israel how much are they concious about the law & recognize the term caregiver.
Nepali caregivers are still paid below the minimum wage i.e.3710NIS for a ful time job(186 hour per month) 19.95 shequels per hour.They are working for the whole family in critical condition more than 8 hour per day. Some of them are under physical & mental torture too.In past few years seeing the growing complaints of foreign workers in hotline, we can draw a thin line of abuse among the caregivers in Israel, specially nepalese.
with several appeals and attempts nepali community in israel has been succeed to establish an embassy in israel. Before in th eabsence of the embassy many procedural matters regarding passport & to get legal support,it was very complicated for nepali workers in israel.they had to contact to nepali representative in cairo, egypt.Showing the same reason ,israel had stoped bringing nepalese caregivers any more.The labour market for nepalese remained closed for a long time even after the establishment of embassy,because the reason behind this was very vast.now news are saying the labour market for nepal is opened on construction n agriculture again. BUT the brokers n manpower agencies,think about and be awared.(BEWARE!!!)