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‘Labour Ministry will not condone violations amid curfew’

By Maria Weldali - Mar 22,2020 - Last updated at Mar 22,2020

AMMAN— The Ministry of Labour (MoL) has received complaints via its control room about a company in Amman that was allegedly forcing its staff to work at its offices and stay at night despite the coronavirus spread, according to a ministry’s statement.

The MoL said that it has responded to the complaint immediately, indicating that the ministry’s inspection teams headed to the company’s headquarters and escorted the employees to their homes, according to MoL statements made available to The Jordan Times.

The ministry said in the statement that it does not condone any behaviour that violates Jordan’s labour law, adding that the ministry’s control room, which was created earlier this month, seeks to ensure workers’ rights, particularly in light of the unresponsiveness of certain employers to the government’s new measures.

The ministry has launched on March 20 an online service for workers to report labour violations, according to the statement, which said that the platform provides public and private sector employees with an efficient complaint mechanism.

Employees can report any violation at their workplaces via, according to the ministry.

The ministry’s control room follows up on the complaints which the ministry receives online to ensure people’s rights by taking immediate response.

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