SSC to look into including expats in the social security

A bakery worker removes bread from an oven in an undated photo. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)
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AMMAN — Director-General of the Social Security Corporation, Hazem Rahahleh, on Thursday met with the president and members of the Bakery Owners Syndicate to touch on some issues related to social security, such as including expatriate workers in the Social Security Corporation, in addition to a mechanism to deal with work injuries for workers the sector, according to Khaberni News.اضافة اعلان

The meeting included a discussion of the corporation’s measures regarding the debts imposed on establishments and the measures that will be followed to shut the establishment down.

“Including workers in the social security is a right for each worker in Jordan, especially with the work injuries the workers are exposed to in this sector due to the hard work it requires.”

Rahahleh pointed out that “social security law does not distinguish between Jordanian and non-Jordanian workers in terms of inclusion and all other rights and benefits that this law guarantees for the subscribers.”

He called on all bakeries to take the initiative to benefit from the Prime Minister's statement No. 52, which stipulated extending the benefit period from exemptions on interest and fines by 50 percent before the end of June, and with an interest of 1 percent annually in installments.

Rahahleh explained that the Social Security Corporation provided the immediate reporting of work injuries service by contracting with the Royal Medical Services and the majority of private hospitals in the Kingdom. Neither subscribers with work injuries nor the establishments they work with will pay any hospital costs. 

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