Author Archives: emrani

Closure of QIZ factories rings a bell and threatens local and migrant workers

Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZ) of Jordan host almost seventy factories and employ around seventy five thousand workers; fifty five thousand of them are migrant workers. QIZ spread in governorates of Amman, Zarka, Tafeeleh, Karak, Ajloun, Jarash and Jordan River Valley. Recently, few companies operating in those regions started to close and move to other countries such as Egypt and Ethiopia ... Read More »

The Union signs MOU with Nepalese Trade Unions General Federation

The General Trade Union of Workers in Textile, Garment, and Apparel Industries (The Union) had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with officials of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions for the purpose of enhancing and protection of migrant workers in Jordan. The MOU was signed on behalf of the Union by President Mr. Fathalla Omrani, and by Mr. Hari Datta Joshi, ... Read More »

The Union Board discusses defense of labor rights

The Board of the General Trade Union of Workers in Textile, Garment, and Clothing Industries had conducted a meeting at the Union's offices to discuss issues related to enforcement of sectoral, labor, and health agreements. A lengthy discussion was made to find optimal ways to access labours at all work sites. The Union President, Mr. Fathallah Al-Omrani informed the Board members on updates related ... Read More »

Workshops on gender-based violence and labor disputes in Garment Sector

In cooperation with the General Trade Union of Workers in Textile, Garment, and Clothing Industries, the International Federation of Industries organized a workshop on garment sector. Thirty-one male and female workers including board and union committees' members participated in the workshop. In addition, the International Federation of the Industries organized another workshop, in cooperation with the Union, on gender-based violence at work sites. Representatives ... Read More »

Fifty-Three union committees elected

The Union had supervised election of fifty three union committees at various work sites across the Kingdom in northern regions and Karak governorate, and ensured smooth election process and announcement of final results. Bengali, Indian, Srilankan, Nepalese, Burmese, Madagascar, Chinese, Pakistani, Syrian, Cambodian, and Jordanian workers participated and elected 454 union workers. Each union committee consists of 7 to 18 ... Read More »

The Union meets with ILO and Nepali Officials

The Union conducted a meeting with officials of ILO, the Nepal Workers Association, and the Nepal Union of Textile and Apparel. During the meeting, they were briefed on the role of the Union, in particular its role in agreeing with employers to conclude standard work contract, protect the rights of migrant workers, and improve their financial and living situations. As ... Read More »

The Union celebrates the National Days of Nepal and Sri Lanka

The Union office in Tajamu'aat and Ad-Dulail areas celebrated the National Days of Nepal and Sri Lanka with the participation of many workers of various nationalities. The Nepal and Sri Lanka workers expressed joy and happiness during the celebrations. They commended the role of the Union in observing national events of their countries and assured continuous communication with the Union. Read More »

The Union supervises election of six union committees

The General Union for Textile and Garment Sector Workers supervised election of six union committees of various companies through coordination and cooperation with companies' administration. The election process was completed in a democratic and competitive atmosphere. Workers of textile and clothes companies of Century, Milky Way, Century Miracle, Continuity, Standard, and Classic participated in the elections.  The winning committees consist ... Read More »

The Union signs three collective and health agreements

 The General Trade Union of Workers in Textile, Garment, and Clothing Industries (The Union) had signed three collective agreements and one health agreement with Companies of Tuskar, Aseel, and Pine Tree. In addition, a health agreement was signed with Classic Company. The agreements state that the companies shall comply with minimum wage according to the agreement signed by the tripartite representatives and published ... Read More »