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Tafileh agriculture workers demand monthly bonuses

By Petra - Dec 23,2012 - Last updated at Dec 23,2012

TAFILEH — A total of 200 workers, technicians and engineers at the Tafileh Agricultural Directorate on Sunday held a strike that lasted for several hours, demanding their monthly bonus payments for the last three months.

The striking workers said they could not afford any further delays in their bonuses.

They also demanded salary raises and better working conditions.

Ministry of Agriculture Secretary General Radi Tarawneh explained that the ministry did not have the money to cover the workers’ monthly bonuses in all directorates, and added that it had asked the Prime Ministry to provide the money and was awaiting a reply.

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