Jordan: Ministry of Labour and trade union cooperate to preserve the workers’ rights in the bakery sector

On November 28, the General Union of Workers in the Food Industries said in a press statement, after its meeting with the Ministry of Labour on workers’ demands in the bakery and sweets sector, that it had a meeting at its headquarters with workers representatives to listen to their demands. The latter include job stability, work contracts, violations related to salaries and working hours, their inclusion in social security, ensuring that their services are not arbitrarily ended, and providing the necessary social protection when their services are dismissed.

Jordan: UNRWA workers threaten with a strike

The General Conference of the trade union of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) announced starting a ‘warning’ strike on December 2 before going into a comprehensive and open strike. The decision came as a protest against the agency’s failure to respond to the workers’ demands.

Jordan: The government resorts to defence laws to protect workers after the pandemic

After COVID-19, Jordan resorted to the Defence Law No. 13 of 1992 to manage the affairs of citizens, protect workers, and preserve their health, safety, and source of income, which cost 3 billion dinars. The measures include Central Bank facilities and social security support programmes. These measures, however, decreased the repercussions of COVID-19 on the country’s economy. The Jordanian government approved, two months ago, its economic program 2021-2023 for the post-pandemic reforms. The program devoted 480 million dinars for economic recovery. The program is based on major axes, including improving the business and investment environment, enhancing competitiveness and employment, and prioritize certain economic sectors, mainly tourism, information technology, agriculture, and industry.