VIDEO - Migrants in Jordan: How the unions plan to protect and organise them

Author: International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Published on: 14 January 2008

Migrant workers are employed everywhere, supporting the city’s rapid development...Egyptians are the largest migrant group. They work in all of the badly paid, and dangerous jobs in building, agriculture and the service industry...Like other countries, especially in the neighbouring Gulf States, migrant workers in Jordan are being exploited and badly treated…The Jordanian textile export industry is also employing large numbers of migrant workers...At the local level, the textile union is leading the way in defending migrant workers…Overtime, non-payment of wages, sexual harassment, violence… there are many complaints…The ITUC regards protecting migrant workers as a priority…

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