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House panel reviewing Audit Bureau report on Social Security Corporation

Labor watch — The Lower House financial committee objected on Thursday to violations listed in the Audit Bureau report against the Social Security Corporation (SSC). [Full Story]

Panel to ensure employers provide crèches at workplace

Labor watch— A campaign was launched on Sunday to ensure that private enterprises abide by Article 72 of the Labour Law, which obligates institutions employing 20 women or more with children under the age of four to provide crèches for them. [Full Story]

'2,000 illegal guest workers detained so far in 2014'

Labor watch— The Ministry of Labour has detained 2,000 guest workers of various nationalities over Labour Law violations since the beginning of 2014, according to the director of the ministry's inspection unit, Ayman Khawaldeh. [Full Story]

'Women's contribution to economy barely increased since 1993'

Labor watch — Jordanian women's contribution to the economy remained stagnant over the past two decades despite several official and nonofficial efforts to encourage their employment, according to a new study. [Full Story]

Aqaba port workers end strike

Labor watch — The Aqaba Ports Corporation's employees ended their strike on Saturday after 10 days. [Full Story]

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