Trade union federation calls for freedom of union organization

Workers march slated for Sunday

Federation of Jordanian Independent Trade Unions
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AMMAN — Suleiman Al-Jamaani, head of the Federation of Jordanian Independent Trade Unions, has called on the Jordanian government to allow the labor law to practice freedom of union organization and to adhere to agreements signed in 1998. اضافة اعلان

The agreement stipulates the freedom of employees and workers to form unions and organize union work, according to Jo24.

Workers' march planned for SundayThe federation has called for a workers' march on Sunday, starting from the Seventh Circle to the Ministry of Labor building, to demand freedom of union organization.

Jamaani said that the amendments made to the labor law articles are worse than the previous ones and have contributed to the decline of union work.

Granting the authority to form unions to the minister and the tripartite committee, he said, has led to a limited number of licensed unions, only 16 since 1976.

Decision pendingJamaani stated that the Jordanian government is violating decision No. 36/201 by the Constitutional Court, which allows for freedom of union work and the formation of unions in compliance with the Jordanian Constitution.

This decision is still pending in the Prime Minister's Office.

The Jordanian government is violating the Constitution and international agreements it has signed by preventing the formation of professional unions, he said, adding that the federation has filed an official complaint with the International Labor Organization, which has been officially adopted due to the Jordanian government's failure to respond to the organization's demands.

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