1,914 labor complaints referred to judiciary since beginning of pandemic

The Ministry of Labor has referred 1,914 complaints against multiple establishments to the judiciary since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The total number of complaints since the beginning of the pandemic has reached 86,472 against 21,093 establishments, of which 15,679 establishments received complaints related to wage delays, 5,414 establishments received complaints about termination of services, and more that 44,000 complaints and inquiries about work, according to a ministry report released Thursday.

The report, a copy of which was obtained by the Jordan News Agency (Petra), indicated that the inspection teams of the ministry urged 10,890 establishments to pay wages for their workers, and, as a result, 331,357 workers in those facilities received their wages.

The Ministry’s procedures, after following up on labor complaints related to service termination in violation of the labor law and defense orders, and in cooperation with the private sector, succeeded in returning 5,716 workers out of 9,250 workers whose services were terminated, including 3,325 whose services were legally terminated.

The ministry teams inspected 28,250 establishments on occupational safety and health, around 1,175 of those were penalized for non-compliance.

At the beginning of the pandemic, the Ministry of Labor established the Hemaya (Protection) platform to receive labor complaints, in addition to receiving complaints through its social media platforms.

Source: Jordan News Agency