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The Phenix Center calls for the revision of some articles in the Human Resources Management System

A position paper recommended that the Human Resources Management System should be amended to ensure a balance between improving public sector efficiency and protecting the rights of employees. The position paper, issued by the Phenix Center for Economic Studies on Sunday, noted that the new system includes several positive aspects, such as linking salary to employee performance and offering incentives ...

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Jordanian Labor Watch praises the Ministry of Labor’s decision to include the private sector in official holiday announcements

The Jordanian Labor Watch praised the Ministry of Labor’s decision, issued today, in which it confirmed that government announcements regarding official holidays and religious holidays include private sector institutions based on the decisions issued by the Special Bureau for the Interpretation of Laws, namely Decision No. 14 of 1972 and Decision No. 21 of 1974. In a statement issued on ...

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Jordanian Labor Watch: Mechanisms to implement the amended flexible work system are still weak

The Jordanian Labor Watch has confirmed that the 2024 flexible work system, which was recently approved by the government, is still weakly implemented, despite the positive amendments that have been made to it. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Jordanian Labor Watch indicated that the positive amendments addressed some of the gaps that existed in the previous system in ...

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Labor Watch Warns, Reduced Old-Age Insurance Contributions Will Weaken Social Protections for Thousands of Youth

The Jordanian Labor Watch has warned of the negative impacts of the new bylaw to reduce contributions to old-age, disability, and death insurance for private sector workers, which was approved by the government last week. In a press release issued today, Sunday, the Labor Watch said the bylaw would allow small and medium-sized private sector establishments to reduce their contributions ...

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Jordan Labor Watch Warns: Forced Early Retirement Threatens Labor Market and Social Security Sustainability

The Jordan Labor Watch has called on the government to stop forcing or encouraging its employees into early retirement, highlighting the negative effects of this policy on the labor market and the sustainability of the social security system. In a statement issued today, Thursday, the Labor Watch explained that the recent expansion of early retirement, especially through the Greater Amman ...

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Jordanian Labor Watch Calls for Wage Increases to Help Workers Afford New Doctor Fees

The Jordanian Labor Watch has called on the government to implement measures parallel to the recently published increase in medical doctors’ fees. These measures would enable workers, particularly in the private sector with average and low incomes, to afford these increases in healthcare costs. In a statement released today, the Labor Watch emphasized that if the government has increased doctors’ ...

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Phenix Center concludes a training program for farm owners on improving working conditions in the agricultural sector

The Phenix Center for Economic and Information Studies concluded a training program for small and medium-sized agricultural holders on enhancing working conditions in the agricultural sector as part of the Empowering Work Pathways for Agricultural Workers in Jordan project. The training, which lasted for six consecutive days, aimed to raise awareness of decent work standards and the impact of applying ...

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Phenix Center concludes a training course for civil society on advocacy and lobbying

The Phenix Center for Economic and Information Studies concluded a training course for civil society organizations on advocacy and lobbying methods. The course, which ran for three consecutive days in Irbid Governorate, aimed to build the capacities of civil society organizations on the concept of advocacy and its role in activating advocacy processes to advocate for civil society issues. The ...

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Jordanian Labor Watch calls for addressing poverty to reduce child labor in Jordan

The Jordanian Labor Watch has called for addressing poverty by reconsidering the “unfair” economic policies that have been applied and are still applied in Jordan for decades in order to reduce the phenomenon of child labor in Jordan. The Jordanian Labor Watch said that all efforts to curb the phenomenon of child labor in Jordan have focused only on detecting ...

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Phenix Center concludes training on disability inclusion in the garment sector

The Phenix Center for Economic and Information Studies, in partnership with Better Work Jordan, concluded a training program for human resources managers and employees in Jordanian garment factories on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the garment sector. The two-day training aimed to provide technical and institutional guidance to HR managers and employees to promote the inclusion of persons ...

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