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JLO praises gov’t for dropping ‘regressive’ SSC amendments

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AMMAN — The Jordanian Labor Observatory (JLO) has welcomed steps taken by government and the Social Security Corporation’s Board of Directors in response to demands to cancel what it described as “regressive” amendments to the Social Security Law, especially with regard to health insurance, early retirement, and retirement calculation, Amman Net reported Monday.اضافة اعلان

The observatory, which is affiliated with the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, said in a press statement  that the government’s not passing the regressive amendments in the draft law will contribute to strengthening social protections in Jordan.

It reiterated the need to cancel the amendment that prevents young people from enrolling in social security, and later receive pensions, which eventually lowers their pensions and demotivates them from subscribing to social security.

The observatory also asked that a decent health insurance be designed for all social security subscribers and beneficiaries, based on fair foundations and borne by government, employers, and subscribers.

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