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Ahmad Awad – Raising the minimum wage – Fact International

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“Phenix” held the Social Protection Floors’ second Forum in Jordan

The Forum for Social Protection, which was held under the patronage of the Minister of Social Development, Mrs. Hala Latouf, recommended the need to develop appropriate social protection systems and an efficient social safety net that enhancing human capital and productivity, reducing disparities, enhancing prosperity and response to shocks. The Forum which was organized in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert ...

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Social Protection Floors’ 2nd Forum in Jordan

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Report: 20% drop in labor protests

The Jordan Labour Watch (JLW) has said that the decrease in the number of labour protests staged across the country during 2017 is not an indicator of improvement in work conditions but was the result of pressure exercised by government and employers. In a report it released on Wednesday, JLW said the country saw a decrease by 20.4 per cent ...

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Jordan Labor Watch Launches “Towards Fair Labor Low” Campaign

Jordan Labor Watch – Jordan Labor Watch, a subsidiary of the Phoenix Centre for Economic and Informatics Studies, launched on Sunday the “Towards a Fair Labor Law” campaign aimed at lobbying for proposals recently submitted by the Labor Watch to amend some articles of the Labor Law which are currently being discussed before the Parliamentary Committee for Labor, Social Development ...

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Tax system still in dire need of reform

The Phenix Centre for Economics and Informatics Studies on Saturday issued a policy paper criticising the tax system in Jordan, labelling it as “unfair” and calling for the amendment of the Council of Ministers’ powers in the determination of the tax rates and the goods subjected to it. “Plans and policies have been presented for the tax reform within the ...

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Ahmad Awad – Migrant Workers Protection – Roya

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Labor Watch demands facilitating the participation of persons with disabilities in the labor market

Labor Watch- A Position Paper recommended that the Article 4 of the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should be redrafted to ensure their effective application and the institutions should be obliged to provide a facilitating for the work and life of persons with disabilities. The paper, issued by the Jordanian Labor Watch of the Phenix Center for ...

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Labor Watch: “Violence in the workplace affects women, and men are not excluded from it”

Labor Watch- The Jordanian Labor Watch that related to Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies called for a local movement to demand of adoption the ILO convention on violence and Harassment of Men and Women in the Workplace, which is expected to be discussed next June at the ILO Governing Council meeting and subsequently to bind member states, including ...

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Workshop: Tax Policies in Jordan: Problems and Solutions

With the participation of more than 70 participants representing many economic sectors, political parties, the House of Representatives, civil society organizations, experts and interested parties, the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies held a workshop entitled “Tax Policies in Jordan: Problems and Solutions”. Dr. Mustafa Shinikat, head of the Board of Trustees of the Center, opened the workshop by ...

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