An agreement signed to facilitate travel arrangements of migrant workers

In light of government decisions and the National Epidemiological Committee recommendations, with regard to safety measures upon traveling to conduct covid-19 test (PCR), particularly for the migrant workers who wish to leave the country, which caused a confusion who will pay the cost of this test, the worker or the employer.

In regards of that, The Jordan Garments, Accessories & Textiles Exporters Association (JGATE) and Association of Owners of Factories, Workshops and Garments and General Trade Union of Workers in Textile, Garment and Clothing Industry had a meeting and decided the following:

“Based on the Unified Contract signed between the employer and worker, and whereas the responsibility of sending migrant workers to their home country after the end of the contractual relationship rests with the employer, the employer shall be obliged to make travel arrangements to allow the migrant worker to travel to his/her home country, including the PCR test for the migrant worker who is requested to have this test for travel purposes”.

Click to see and download a copy of the CBA annex which has been agreed and signed in Arabic (original) and the English translation for it.