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Recruitment agencies under fire for ‘demeaning’ domestic workers ads

Posted by jaypee 32 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — Domestic workers recruitment agencies’ marketing campaigns have been under fire of dehumanising the workers by using improper language that treats them as “commodities”. 


Experts blame the lack of sound editorial judgement as well as inconsiderate behaviour Read More

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​Labour Ministry urged to implement ‘clear standards’ for expulsion of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 44 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — A legal aid organisation based in Amman has urged the Ministry of Labour to implement “clear standards and mechanisms” for the expulsion of migrant workers after the arrest of 10,408 foreign labourers and the deportation of 6,558 of them over the past year, according to statistics issued by the ministry. 

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100 illegal workers arrested in 2 days — Labour Ministry

Posted by jaypee 94 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — The Labour Ministry arrested 100 illegal guest workers and issued fines against their employers over the last two days, as part of the ministry’s crackdown campaign, the ministry’s spokesperson, Mohammad Khatib, said on Tuesday. 


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Gov’t urged to endorse convention on protection of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 347 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — A local guest workers’ advocate society is urging the government to endorse the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Their Families to improve their overall situation in the Kingdom. 


In its annual report, “Walled by Alienation: Working and Living Conditions o Read More

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‘64.6% of female guest workers in Jordan are domestic helpers’

Posted by jaypee 472 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — Domestic helpers constitute 64.6 per cent of all 76,473 female guest workers in Jordan, a Sisterhood Is Global (SIGI) statement said Tuesday.


Citing Department of Statistics (DoS) figures from 2015, the institute said there are 49,470 domestic helpers in Jordan, most of whom work in Amman, Irbid, Read More

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Number of foreign workers in Jordan stands at 800,000, minister

Posted by jaypee 557 days ago Jordan
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Mafraq, Aug. 8 (Petra)--Agriculture Minister Rida Khawaldeh said that the number of foreign workers in the Kingdom stands at 800,000, and highlighted the need to rectify their status to develop the Kingdom's agriculture sector.

During a tour of t

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'Work under way to open shelter for domestic helpers'

Posted by jaypee 749 days ago Jordan
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AMMAN — A shelter for domestic workers is in the pipeline at the Labour Ministry, in an initiative that aims at resolving issues facing domestic helpers in Jordan, an official source said on Saturday. 


The projected facility will have the capacity to accommodate around 300 residents, while being responsible for protecting them Read More

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Up to 30,000 illegal domestic helpers in Jordan are 'invisible': study

Posted by jaypee 788 days ago Jordan
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After coming to Jordan with hopes for a better life, domestic helpers face many violations that threaten their well-being, according to a recent study.

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