Minimum wage raise for foreigners in effect, labor activist contends

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AMMAN — Head of the Workers’ House Hamada Abu Nijmeh has said that the decision to raise the minimum wage for non-Jordanian workers went into in force as soon as it was approved, despite not being published in the Official Gazette, and is legally binding and enforceable, according to AmmanNet.اضافة اعلان

Abu Nijmeh said that the failure to publish the decision is due to “a dysfunction in the government’s procedures”, because it is supposed to be published for the purpose of informing concerned parties and stakeholders. He said that there is no information about the reason for failing to publish it. He added that this creates a problem in terms of implementing the decision.

Abu Nijmeh confirmed that raising the minimum wage will contribute to improving the standard of living for workers, including Syrian workers. He added that as of the beginning of 2023, there will be another wage increase, bringing the minimum wage for foreign workers to JD260, as is the case for Jordanians.

Noting that the tripartite committee decided last January that the minimum wage for non-Jordanian workers should be increased to JD245 from JD230.

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