Farmers, Parliament reach dead end over foreign workers — association head

(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Negotiations between Jordanian farmers and Parliament have reached a dead end over the issue of expatriate workers and social security, said Ibrahim Al-Sharif, president of the Jordan Farmers Association, Jo24 reported on Tuesday.اضافة اعلان

Sharif had been calling on the government to exclude foreign workers from Jordan’s social security protections, given the high cost to Jordanian farm owners and investors. Lawmaker Mohammad Al-Alaqmeh, head of the Lower House agriculture committee, informed him that these demands have been rejected.

The association will be studying its next move in response to the rejection of its demands, Sharif said.

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