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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.
Around 200 Jordanian Electric Power Company (JEPCO) workers gathered outside the Prime Ministry on Sunday to protest against what they called unfair working conditions.
The possibility of power outages is growing as employees of the Jordanian Electric Power Company (JEPCO) and the Central Electricity Generating Company (CEGCO) continue and escalate their open-ended strikes.
Negotiations are still ongoing to resolve a dispute between Jordanian Electric Power Company (JEPCO) and its employees, according to a representative of the workers.
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