Published: 2020-09-30 11:56
Last Updated: 2020-09-30 12:18
A total of 8,278 employees have faced termination of services due to the coronavirus crisis, since the beginning of the pandemic, said the Minister of Labor, Nidal Bataineh, on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Labour has received more than 52,000 complaints related to wages and termination of services through the Ministry’s various platforms, Bataineh added.
Bataineh said the Ministry of Labour’s inspection teams follow up on all complaints related to wage delays and termination of services. During this period, a total of 349,763 male and female workers have filed complaints against 11,551 establishments.
In addition, 7,853 establishments with 325,871 workers have committed to pay salaries to their employees during this pandemic after the issue of Defense Order No. 6, while a total of 8,287 workers had their services terminated.
The Ministry confirmed that complaints have been lawfully processed to include:
All complaints received by the Ministry of Labour’s inspection department via the ‘HEMAYA’ Platform are as follows:
Bataineh said the continuous efforts in light of the defense orders and how awareness within the private sector has resulted in a decline of delays in wage payments within establishments. The number of establishments with wage delays has gone from 5,786 to 953.
However, he added that all statistics mentioned are related only to those who have complained to the Ministry of Labour.
In addition to Defense Order No. 11, the Ministry of Labour launched an inspection campaign in order to inspect occupational health and safety measures: