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Survey Study: Impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the economic conditions of families in Jordan

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Coronavirus pandemic takes heavy toll on jobs, businesses — study

Between mid-March and mid-May 2020, 40 per cent of people in Jordan lost their businesses or jobs completely, according to a study conducted by the Phenix Center for Economics and Informatics Studies. The study revealed that 37 per cent of respondents partially lost their businesses or jobs, while the remaining 23 per cent were not impacted. The majority of those ...

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JLW calls for boosting protection of healthcare workers

The Jordan Labour Watch (JLW) on Monday issued a paper that highlights the importance of boosting protection of healthcare workers since they are the most vulnerable segment to infection of diseases in general, and the novel coronavirus in particular. In the paper, the JLW demanded boosting supervision on facilities and institutions that have gradually started working again to ensure they ...

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Phenix Centre for Economic Studies calls for action on all forms of labour violations

  The Phenix Centre for Economic Studies called for the necessity of “taking urgent legal measures to stop all forms of labour violations practiced on a large scale by hundreds of institutions in the private sector against workers”. Ahmad Awad, the centre’s director, told The Jordan Times in a phone interview that the centre received complaints against more than 500 ...

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Phenix Center sends a memorandum to the House of Representatives on the proposed amendments to the Labor Law

  Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies sent a note to the Parliamentary Committee for Labor, Social Development and Population on the government’s proposed amendments to the Labor Law. The Center called on the House of Representatives and the Senate to withdraw the recent amendments proposed by the government and requested the opening of an inclusive dialogue with various ...

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The Jordanian Labor Watch calls on the government to raise the minimum wage

  The Jordanian Labor Watch, affiliated to the Phenix Center for Economic Studies, praised the raising of the levels of wages and pensions decided by the government last Thursday. The Labor Watch stressed that this finally constitute an important benefit on the salaries of workers and retirees, as their living standards have declined significantly over the past years. However, a ...

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Workers in cleaning services companies: victims of ongoing disregard for labor standards

  Today, the Jordanian Labor Watch, affiliated to the Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies, released a report on the working conditions of employees in companies that provide cleaning services, especially in public and private hospitals. The report – issued by the Jordanian Labor Watch in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation – points out that the majority of ...

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Effective social dialogue vital for improving working conditions

  Improving working conditions cannot be achieved without conducting an effective social dialogue with all involved entities in the labour market, the Phenix Centre for Economic and Informatics Studies said in their “position paper on decent work” published on Monday. The paper, a copy of which was sent to The Jordan Times, suggested that the government, business owners and employees ...

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Labor Protests in Jordan 2018

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