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  • Labor Watch condemns termination of energy sector workers over protest
    Labor Watch condemns termination of energy sector workers over protest
    Jordan Labor Watch has condemned the termination of several workers’ contracts at a business development and support company working with the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO), which comes following a strike and protest by the workers, stressing the measure is in violation of Jordanian law and international conventions ratified by Jordan.

  • Al-Shamali becomes Minister of Labor: The government’s first step in abolishing the ministry
    Al-Shamali becomes Minister of Labor: The government’s first step in abolishing the ministry
    Approximately three months after the Committee for Public Sector Modernization announced its recommendation to abolish the Ministry of Labor, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Youssef al-Shamali has received his second ministerial portfolio—the latest change introduced by Bisher Al-Khasawneh’s government’s.

  • Verbal altercation hinders discussions concerning electricity workers’ complaints
    Verbal altercation hinders discussions concerning electricity workers’ complaints
    The Chairman of the Lower House Committee on Labor, Social Development and Population, MP Hussein Al-Harasis, has submitted an official report to the General Secretariat of the House of Representatives on what transpired during the Committee’s meeting with Garandel Manpower Services, after a verbal altercation broke out between members of the Committee and company representatives.

  • NCHR workers to meet with Commissioner General as strike enters 77th consecutive day
    NCHR workers to meet with Commissioner General as strike enters 77th consecutive day
    Workers at Jordan’s National Center for Human Rights’ executive body, the Secretariate, have organized a one-hour partial strike for the 77th consecutive day, to demand the annulment of the appointments to leadership roles issued by the Center’s former Commissioner General, Dr. Irhil Gharaibeh, before his departure.

  • Phosphate sector pensioners renew sit-in over health insurance exclusion
    Phosphate sector pensioners renew sit-in over health insurance exclusion
    Dozens of retired workers from the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company once again gathered for a renewed sit-in in front of the company’s offices in Amman on Monday, to protest the company's disregard for their demands—namely, the reinstatement of health insurance coverage for its pensioners, as it was in 2000.

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