Activists reject ministry decision on agricultural workers

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AMMAN — The minister of labor’s decision to include agricultural workers in the Food Industry Workers Union was met with disapproval from activists and unionists, according to AmmanNet.اضافة اعلان

They argued that the decision contradicts the agricultural workers’ system and domestic and international laws, which guarantee the right of labor union representation.

The minister’s decision was based on the amendments to the 2019 Labor Code, which granted him the authority to classify occupations and jobs for the purpose of facilitating the establishment of trade unions, after the Act in 2010 granted this power to the Tripartite Commission on Labor Affairs.

Article No. 98 of the Labor Act amended the classification by including agricultural workers in the Food Industry Workers’ Union, domestic workers in the Service Workers’ Union, and cement workers in the Mining Workers’ Union, instead of the Construction Workers’ Union.

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