Published: 2021-02-20 16:39
Last Updated: 2021-03-08 21:22
The General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFTU) President Mazen Maaytah Saturday said creating job opportunities, strengthening the system of social protection for laborers and eliminating all forms of discrimination in the workplace are all essential to achieve social justice.
On the occasion of World Day of Social Justice, under the slogan "A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy," Maaytah urged the development of legislation related to flexible labor. He said it is "an opportunity to reaffirm everyone's right to work and to fair opportunities to obtain it, and eliminate all forms of discrimination, especially between the sexes, which contributes to achieving social justice among members of society and enhancing social security."
Maaytah explained that Jordan's centennial places more responsibility on the government's role to develop policies and programs to achieve social justice, and strengthen the system of social protection for laborers, which will help maintain a coherent and stable society.
He also pointed out that the coronavirus crisis uncovered many weaknesses in the social protection structure that widened the social justice gap between members of society, especially those who work in the informal economic sector.
"There cannot be social justice without workers receiving suitable and fair wages that provides them with the requirements of decent living and secure livelihood, especially that wages are low at the national level and need to be raised," Maatah added.