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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.

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