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  • Jordan: Social security evasion in the sector of “restaurants and confectionery” reaches 75%
    Jordan: Social security evasion in the sector of “restaurants and confectionery” reaches 75%
    Director General of Social Security Corporation, Nadia Al-Rawabdeh was quoted as saying that that social security evasion in the sector of restaurants and confectionery was estimated at 75%.
    Mrs. Al-Rawabdeh added that the number of restaurants of various classifications was estimated at about 20 thousands restaurants.

  • “The Ministry of Tourism
    “The Ministry of Tourism" rejects the establishment of a trade union for tourist guides
    Ministry of Tourism and Antiquates rejected the establishment of a trade union for tourist guides

    Workers in the tourism sector said they intend to carry out a series of escalatory measures against the Ministry’s rejection. They stated that the Ministry rejected the establishment of a trade union for them despite the constitutionality of their demand in line with the Jordanian Constitution which ensured the right of all workers to establish trade unions of their own to look after their interes

  • Teachers’ Association: Decision on illegality of our strike is a violation of the Constitution
    Teachers’ Association: Decision on illegality of our strike is a violation of the Constitution
    Teachers’ Association expressed their reservation regarding a decision by the Laws Interpretation Bureau, which declared illegality of the teachers’ strike, considering the decision a violation of Jordan’s Constitution.

    Naser Al-Nawasrah, a Teachers’ Association Council Member, said that this decision violated the Jordanian Constitution in Articles 15, 16, both of which ensure freedom of expression for Jordanian citizens.

  • Chief of SEZA threatens to lay off 40 workers at the Container Terminal Company in Aqaba Port
    Chief of SEZA threatens to lay off 40 workers at the Container Terminal Company in Aqaba Port
    Chief Commissioner of Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority SEZA announced that employment contracts of 40 employees shall be permanently terminated due to their absence from work for 10 days; they will be replaced by a one year contract foreign workers.

  • Aqaba Container Terminal employees insist on open-ended strike
    Aqaba Container Terminal employees insist on open-ended strike
    Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) employees are pressing ahead with an open-ended strike that started on Monday at 7pm to demand a number of benefits that the company had promised to meet.

    A source at ACT, who preferred to remain unnamed, told The Jordan Times over the phone on Tuesday that the strike is "illegal".

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