Amending Instructions for non-Jordanian Domestic Workers Instructions and similar workers in the Aqaba Economic Zone for the year 2020
The Board of Commissioners approved the amendments regarding Resolution (194) on non-Jordanian domestic workers in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone. The amendments include additions to some articles such as adding “with the presentation of a disease-free certificate from the country of arrival” to Article 3, as well as reformulating some articles.
This Regulation is to organize offices operating in the recruitment of non-Jordanian domestic workers, issued in accordance with Article 10 of Labour Law No. 8 of 1996
This Regulation is to organize the regulation of domestic workers including chefs, and gardeners .
The Response Plan seeks to address the needs of Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities affected by the crisis by adopting a resilience-based approach that combines short-term humanitarian and longer-term development response, in addition to setting budget needs and fundraising goals for the Government to effectively continue offering support to Syrian refugees.
Jordan and Nepal signed an agreement of cooperation to increase the eployment of Nepalese workers in Jordan, focusing on the responsibilities of both countries in regulating employment and recruitment costs, and upholding the rights of workers, employers and agencies.
These insurances policies for foreign domestic workers aim to protect employers and provide comprehensive healthcare for domestic workers, building on 2014 regulation that required proof of health and life insurance for domestic workers to obtain work permits.
Jordan launched a response plan in 2015 to consolidate national and international efforts, and the national development strategy, in order to bring a more coordinated approach to humanitarian efforts in areas such as education, health, energy, social security, justice, housing, environment, water and transport.