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Labour ministry planning to raise salaries of Jordanian QIZ workers
By Petra - Dec 18,2012 - Last updated at Dec 18,2012
RAMTHA — Labour Minister Nidal Katamine on Tuesday said the ministry was planning to raise the salaries of Jordanian workers in Qualifying Industrial Zones (QIZ) to JD250.
During a visit to Al Hassan Industrial City, he noted that the move is meant to encourage Jordanians to work in the garment sector, adding that the ministry is also studying the possibility of providing comprehensive insurance for Jordanian workers.
He unveiled plans to pay a JD200 bonus every six months to Jordanians who are committed to their work, noting that there are more than 500,000 guest labourers working illegally in Jordan, in addition to 40,000 domestic helpers working without permits.
Starting next Wednesday, the labour ministry will launch a one-month amnesty campaign, offering Egyptian labourers working illegally in the Kingdom the chance to rectify their status, a ministry statement said on Saturday.
The labour ministry estimates that there are over one million illegal guest workers in Jordan, Minister of Labour Nidal Katamine said on Monday.
The labour ministry is in talks with employers operating garment factories in the Kingdom’s QIZs to encourage them to recruit more Jordanians, who make up just 20 per cent of the garment sector's estimated 39,000 workers, Labour Minister Nidal Katamine said on Sunday.
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