Jordan News Agency: Amnesty para sa mga Irregular Expat Workers sa Jordan
Amman, Setyembre 3, 2019
Nagkaroon ng pagpupulong ang Council of Ministers ng Kaharian ng Jordan noong Lunes, sa pamumuno ng kanilang Prime Minister na si Dr. Omar Razzaz at inaprubahan ang batas para sa halaga ng work permit sa mga non-Jordanian workers sa taon 2019.
Inaprubahan din ang recomendasyon ng Minister of Labor Nidal Faisal Batayneh na gagawa ng procedure sa na maging legal at ma-correct ang status ng mga irregular workers.
Para sa mga expat naman na nais umuwi sa kanilang bansa, sinabi ni Minister Batayne na walang babayaran na penalties basta uuwi sila sa loob ng amnesty period.
Ang amnesty period ay dalawang buwan mula nang mailathala ang anunsyo sa opisyal na pahayagan ng Kaharian noong September 2, 2019
Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, nasa baba ang link at English translation ng balita.
Source: Jordan News Agency
Arabic News Link: http://www.petra.gov.jo/Include/InnerPage.jsp?ID=110975&lang=ar&name=news
(Google Translation of Arabic News to English)
The Cabinet approves the draft work permit system for non-Jordanian workers
Amman, Sept. 3 (Petra) – The Council of Ministers at its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Omar Razzaz on Monday approved a draft law on fees for non-Jordanian workers’ work permits for 2019.It also approved the recommendation of the Minister of Labor to start the procedures to legalize and reconcile the conditions of irregular migrant workers.
The Minister of Labor, Nidal Faisal Batayneh, stated that in the context of the government’s efforts to control and regulate the labor market and address imbalances in some aspects, the Cabinet decided at its meeting held today to approve the system of fees for work permits for non-Jordanian workers for 2019 issued under paragraph (c) of Article (2). 12) of the Labor Law No. (8) of 1996 and its amendments.
Batayneh revealed that this system came to unify the fees of work permits for many sectors and economic activities to 500 dinars, and the determination of new work permit fees, as a reform measure in the labor sector, in addition to the issuance of two new types of work permits, the first of which is the daily work permit (free permit) in the sector Agricultural and construction sector, loading and unloading in addition to the permit of workers with specialized skills.
Batayneh added that the Council of Ministers – in parallel with the issuance of the system -, took a decision related to the foundations of the law and reconcile the conditions of illegal migrant workers, in order to motivate employers to legalize and reconcile the conditions of illegal labor in addition to directing the sectors that Jordanians do not currently accept (agriculture, construction, download and download) .
Batayneh said that in light of the presence of illegal migrant workers, a number of reforms were needed in the Jordanian labor market, a number of decisions were taken to address the distortions, and to regulate the market, in addition to finding new mechanisms to urge Jordanian youth to join the labor market after empowering them. And training and rehabilitation in cooperation and coordination with the private sector, as the policy of the Ministry of Labor now tends to empowerment and employment, not employment.
He pointed out that the new fees system will take effect from the date of its publication in the official gazette, while the Council of Ministers’ decision on rectifying the conditions of expatriate workers will be applied for two months, starting from the date of entry into force of the fees system.
Regarding the most important features of the system, Batayneh said that the fees for permits in general were unchanged and the permits for domestic workers were reduced to 500 dinars instead of 600 dinars, while for agricultural permits (free) would be 1500 dinars, and for permits (free) Construction, loading and unloading will be 2000 dinars per year with the continuation of issuing agricultural and construction permits as currently applicable and with the same fees.
Batayneh added that the idea of a day-to-day permit (free permit) is to ensure that the worker himself or that workers’ sponsorships are organized within this type of permit on a central body selected by the Ministry of Labor and thus this type of employment will be allowed to move between employers and freely, for example, for agricultural day laborers, Transition between farmers and seasons freely, and this would eliminate brokerage and permit trade and save labor leading to lower labor costs in the relevant sector in the medium term.
Regarding the basis of the legalization and harmonization of the conditions of the illegal expatriate labor, Batayneh explained the following; employers in the agricultural sector will be exempted from the work permit fees for expatriate workers for the previous years for any migrant worker who is employed for the first time or renewal of his permit or when he moves to another employer. The sector or when moving from any other sector to the agriculture sector, provided that the fee is fully charged for the new year or any part of the year.
Batayneh pointed out that due to the importance of the agricultural sector as an economic sector with a social dimension in various regions of the Kingdom, and in order to support it, the employers in this sector were exempted from all fees of work permits for foreign migrant workers in order to meet the needs of farmers who work for agricultural work from agricultural expatriates from within. The kingdom.
In the economic sectors and activities (construction, loading and unloading), according to Batayneh, only 20% of the work permit fees for each of the previous years (up to a maximum of five years) have been collected for any expatriate worker who is employed for the first time, renewal of his permit or upon transfer. To another employer within these sectors and activities, or when moving from any other sector (except agriculture) to this sector provided that the fee is fully charged for the new year or any part of the year.
In the domestic workers and the like sector, 25% of the work permit fee will be collected for each of the previous years (up to a maximum of five years), for any migrant worker being employed for the first time, renewal of his permit or transfer to another employer. In this sector, or when it moves from any other sector (except agriculture) to this sector provided that the fee is fully charged for the new year or any part of the year.
In addition, 50% of the work permit fee will be collected for migrant workers who hold work permits within the domestic workers sector and the like (up to a maximum of five years) for any case transferred to another employer in establishments with beauty salons. The fee shall be fully paid for the New Year or any part of the year, provided that its work permit expires before the beginning of the period of legalization and reconciliation.
Regarding other sectors and economic activities, the Minister of Labor said that 50% of the work permit fee will be collected for each of the previous years (up to a maximum of five years), for any migrant worker being employed (for the first time), renewal of his permit or transfer. To another employer, or when moving from any other sector (except agriculture) to these sectors and economic activities provided that the fee is fully charged for the New Year or any part of the year.
As for ASEZA workers, 50% of the work permit fee will be collected for each of the previous years (up to a maximum of five years) in which the expatriate worker did not obtain a work permit for expatriate workers wishing to move from ASEZ. (Excluding the agricultural sector) to all sectors and economic activities, provided that the fee is fully charged for the New Year or any part of the year.
With regard to work permit permits, the Minister of Labor explained that expatriate workers wishing to obtain work permits for day laborers (free permit) will be exempted from all work permit fees for previous years provided that the fee is fully paid for the new year or any part of the year.
With regard to import stamp fees and any additional amounts, employers will be exempted from import stamp fees resulting from work permits and the additional amounts due under Article 9 (b) of the Conditions and Procedures for the Employment and Recruitment of Non-Jordanian Workers for 2012 for years exceeding five years. Fees for import stamps and additional amounts shall be fully paid for years less than five years in addition to the new year or any part of the year.
Batayneh said that expatriate workers wishing to leave the Kingdom will be exempted from all work permit fees for any previous period, including no objection fees to pay social security dues for the purpose of leaving the Kingdom’s land permanently, provided that the departure will take place during the period of legalization and reconciliation.
Regarding the spouses of Jordanians, employers will be exempted from the full work permit fees for each of the previous years of the migrant worker from the spouses of Jordanians or wives of Jordanians, for any case that is used (for the first time) or renewal of his permit or transfer to another employer in all sectors and activities The full fee for the New Year or any part of the year shall be collected.
With regard to the fines of residence permit for workers of restricted nationalities, Batayneh said that expatriate workers from restricted nationalities will be exempted from the fine of not renewing the annual residence permit stipulated in the Residence and Foreigners Law No. 24 of 1973 and its amendments, for any case where the country is permanently leaving or Issuing work permits during the period of legalization and reconciliation.
As for the expulsion of migrant workers who are in violation, this will be done in accordance with the following procedures; The expatriate workers who have been reported to have fled by the employer will also be deported, provided that coordination between the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of the Interior in this regard.
The Minister of Labor called on illegal migrant workers to expedite the correction of their conditions as the government will not tolerate such workers and will intensify their prosecution after the expiry of the period of rectification of the situation through new deterrent measures.Al-Batayneh called for benefiting from this period because it will be the last and will not be repeated in the coming years.
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