Public holidays announcements include private sector: Labour Ministry

Amman, The Ministry of Labour on Tuesday said any Prime Ministry’s announcements related to public holidays is applied on the private sector under the law.

According to article 59 of the Labour Law, which clarifies the mechanism for making the employer work on his weekly, religious or public holidays, official communications issued for this purpose include private sector institutions without mentioning them in the communications,” the ministry’s inspector Nizar Al Yousef said.

The ministry’s official made his remarks in a meeting organized by the Jordan Investors Association for investors in the Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein Industrial Estate (AIE) and the Al Muwaqar Industrial Estate (MIE) and attended by representatives from the Ministry of Labour.

The meeting highlighted issues related to annual leaves, work allowances, minimum wages, arbitrary dismissal and forced labour.

Source: Jordan News Agency