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Gov’t urged to endorse convention on protection of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 255 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — A local guest workers’ advocate society is urging the government to endorse the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Their Families to improve their overall situation in the Kingdom. 


In its annual report, “Walled by Alienation: Working and Living Conditions o Read More

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‘64.6% of female guest workers in Jordan are domestic helpers’

Posted by jaypee 380 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — Domestic helpers constitute 64.6 per cent of all 76,473 female guest workers in Jordan, a Sisterhood Is Global (SIGI) statement said Tuesday.


Citing Department of Statistics (DoS) figures from 2015, the institute said there are 49,470 domestic helpers in Jordan, most of whom work in Amman, Irbid, Read More

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Number of foreign workers in Jordan stands at 800,000, minister

Posted by jaypee 465 days ago Jordan
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Mafraq, Aug. 8 (Petra)--Agriculture Minister Rida Khawaldeh said that the number of foreign workers in the Kingdom stands at 800,000, and highlighted the need to rectify their status to develop the Kingdom's agriculture sector.

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'Work under way to open shelter for domestic helpers'

Posted by jaypee 657 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — A shelter for domestic workers is in the pipeline at the Labour Ministry, in an initiative that aims at resolving issues facing domestic helpers in Jordan, an official source said on Saturday. 


The projected facility will have the capacity to accommodate around 300 residents, while being responsible for protecting them Read More

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Up to 30,000 illegal domestic helpers in Jordan are 'invisible': study

Posted by jaypee 696 days ago Jordan
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After coming to Jordan with hopes for a better life, domestic helpers face many violations that threaten their well-being, according to a recent study.

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1,536 illegal workers rounded up from sidewalks of major cities

Posted by jaypee 995 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — The Labour Ministry said its inspectors have apprehended 1,536 illegal guest workers who usually sit on sidewalks, and near major circles and bridges in cities across the Kingdom to wait for work offers.

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1,940 illegal workers deported this year — ministry

Posted by jacobo 1236 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — The Labour Ministry has closed 1,013 institutions found to be in violation of the Labour Law and deported 1,940 illegal guest workers since the beginning of this year, Hamadah Abu Nijmeh, the ministry’s secretary general, said on Monday.

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Response to refugee crisis ‘disappointing’

Posted by jacobo 1260 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN: World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim said on Wednesday international support for Jordan and Lebanon to help them cope with hosting more than 1.6 million Syrian refugees was “disappointing.”

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