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  • 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".

  • 35,000 work permits issued to domestic helpers this year
    35,000 work permits issued to domestic helpers this year
    The Labour Ministry has issued 35,000 work permits to domestic helpers so far this year, generating JD11 million in fees.
    Bangladeshis constituted 44 per cent of the total number of those who obtained the permits, followed by Filipinos at 32 per cent.

  • Fast food workers plan biggest US strike to date over minimum wage
    Fast food workers plan biggest US strike to date over minimum wage
    America’s fast food workers are planning their biggest strike to date this Thursday, with a nationwide walkout in protest at low wages and poor healthcare.
    The strike is the latest in a series of increasingly heated confrontations between fast food firms and their workers. Pressure is also mounting on McDonald’s, the largest fast food company, over its relations with its workers and franchisees.

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