Jordan-US committee convenes over global labor standards

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AMMAN  — The labor subcommittee of the Jordanian-American Joint Committee held its fourth meeting on Wednesday at the Ministry of Labor to discuss ways to strengthen the Jordanian market’s adherence to international labor standards, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The meeting, headed by the ministry’s Secretary-General Farouk Hadidi, and the US Department of Labor’s Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs Thea Lee tackled concerns over the garment and textile sector as well as US support to the International Labor Organization’s Better Work Jordan program.

It also discussed gender equality, increasing worker participation in trade unions, improving working conditions, and implementing global standards of safety, health, and cooperation.

The meeting highlighted Jordan’s labor sector achievements as a result of US support for Jordanian programs and policies, emphasizing the importance of continuing to cooperate and leverage the two countries’ long-standing ties.

The US official praised the Labor Ministry’s “effective measures” over the years, which contributed to enhancing adherence to global labor standards.

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