Lafarge Cement workers continue their strike for better terms 47 days on

(Photo: Jordan News)

AMMAN — More than 170 workers in Lafarge Cement Jordan have been holding a sit-in for the past 47 days in protest against the reorganization plan and the company's failure to accede to their demands, according to the Ammannet news site.اضافة اعلان

This comes after negotiations began two weeks ago between the company's management and the General Trade Union of Construction Workers, which is calling on the company not to give 80 workers early retirement.

The representative of Al-Rashadiya Factory Workers’ Committee, Tariq Freijat, said that the management insisted in the last negotiations on an end-of-service benefit payments of between JD35,000 and JD85,000, while the end of service in previous years amounted to JD150,000 and not less than JD50,000.

Freijat told Jordan Labor Watch that the negotiations will be completed on Thursday without any change in the course of the strike, which "will not stop until the workers’ demands are met”.

The Ministry of Labor brought the two parties to the negotiating table, which came after the workers continued their strike, demanding the necessity of achieving job security and approving end-of-service benefits that would secure a decent living for them, in addition to reconsidering the health insurance plans in which the company aims to exclude workers’ the children who are over 18 years old.

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