SSC retracts decision to raise minimum wage

Director of the Social Security Cooperation (SSC) Hazem Al-Rahahleh said on Tuesday, at present, the SSC’s funds are not in danger, stressing however that measures must be taken to ensure that the st
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AMMAN — The Social Security Corporation (SSC) has retracted its decision to raise the minimum wage in the Kingdom, keeping it at JD260 instead of JD271, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

This comes a day after the corporation issued a statement saying that it would adopt a decision issued by the Tripartite Committee for Labor Affairs to  index the statutory minimum wage to inflation and increase the minimum wage for the years 2023–2025.

The SSC had said on Monday that the minimum wage of JD260 would be adjusted based on the inflation rate for the first 11 months of 2022, which amounted to 4.22 percent. Based on this rate, it had decided to increase the wage by JD11 for 2023.

However, the SSC’s Deputy Director-General and Media Department Director Yasser Akroush told Al-Mamlaka on Tuesday that the corporation "will abide by the minimum wage subject to social security deduction at JD260”, not the previously announced JD271.

Akroush added that the corporation "is committed to the government's decisions, in the case that it decides to raise the minimum wage".

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