عمان – انتخبت الهيئة الادارية للنقابة العامة للعاملين في صناعة الغزل والنسيج والألبسة الزميل فتح الله العمراني رئيسا للنقابة عن الدورة العمالية ٢٠٢١-٢٠٢٦
جاء ذلك في الاجتماع الاول الذي عقدته الهيئة الادارية الجديدة للنقابة مؤخرا وفيه تم توزيع باقي مقاعد النقابة، حيث تم تسمية الزميل فتح الله العمراني رئيسا للنقابة وممثلا لها في المكتب التنفيذي للاتحاد العام لنقابات العمال، كما تم تسمية الزملاء خالد العمراني نائبا للرئيس وجميلة لافي أمينا للسر ونايفة العزازمة نائبا لأمين السر وسميح حسين أمينا للصندوق وايمان نصرالله نائبا لأمين الصندوق، وكل من سناء ابو ناموس، نايفة الرفاعي، رابعة عبيدات أعضاء
وكانت النقابة العامة قررت فتح باب الترشح للدورة الجديدة في وقت سابق وتقدم ٩ مرشحين بطلبات ترشح وهو العدد المطلوب لعضوية الهيئة الادارية حيث اعلنت لجنة الانتخابات المركزية التي شكلها الاتحاد العام لنقابات العمال فوز الهيئة الادارية الجديدة بالتزكية. تجدر الملاحظة ان ٦ من أصل ٩ أعضاء في الهيئة الادارية الجديدة للنقابة هم مِن الإناث وهي نسبة تشكل ٧٧٪ من الأعضاء
وعبر الزميل فتح الله العمراني خلال الاجتماع عن أمله ان تكون الدورة النقابية الجديدة كما سابقاتها حافلة بالإنجازات التي تخدم العمال، لافتاً أن جائحة كورونا تضع الجميع امام مسؤوليات مختلفة وقضايا ساخنة وهو الامر الذي يتطلب منا جميعاً جهوداً إضافية وافكار خلّاقة، سيما في ظل الظروف الاقتصادية التي خلّفتها الجائحة
وشدد العمراني على أهمية التواصل مع العمال في مواقع العمل المختلفة وتلمس المشاكل التي يعانون منها والعمل على تجسيد الاتفاقيات القطاعية الموقعة بين النقابة والشركاء المختلفين وايصال الاتفاقية الاخيرة ومزاياها للعمال
بيان صادر عن النقابة العامة للعاملين في صناعة الغزل والنسيج والألبسة
تؤكد النقابة العامة للعاملين في صناعة الغزل والنسيج والألبسة على ثوابتها الوطنية الرافضة لأي مساس بأمن الاْردن وشعبه وقيادته الهاشمية، كما ترفض النقابة كل ما يمكن أن يؤدي إلى زعزعة استقرار الاْردن ويقلق شعبه، وفِي هذا السياق فان النقابة تؤكد التفافها حول جلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني بن الحسين وولي عهده الأمين، فالعرش الهاشمي ركيزة أساسية لحفظ هذا الوطن من كل من يحاول العبث بأمنه واستقراره
إننا في النقابة نؤكد أن الأردن قوي بقيادته الهاشمية وجيشه وأجهزته الأمنية، وشعبه، ونشدد على أهمية عدم الالتفات للشائعات مهما كان مصدرها. ونحن نحتفل بالمئوية الثانية؛ نؤكد ان الاْردن قوي بإمكاناته وقدرات شعبه وبعرشه الهاشمي المفدى حفظ الله الأردن آمناً مطمئنًا وحفظ جلالة الملك رمز الامان والاستقرار لأردننا العزيز
النقابة العامة للعاملين في صناعة الغزل والنسيج والألبسة الاحـد ٤ نيسـان ٢٠٢١ م
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.
In a webinar, with participation of representatives of ILO, world producers, BWJ, textile industry employers in Jordan, and the General Trade Union of Workers in Textile, Garment and Clothing Industries discussed issues to recover negative impacts of Coronavirus pandemic on textile and garment workers and employers.
The Union stressed on how to protect rights of workers, maintain their livelihood, and not to reduce Jordan’s share of work by World Brands Owners.
Mr. Omrani, the Union’s President, stated the importance to discuss this topic and to enhance Jordan’s presence in global production map, and maintain its share of production.
The purpose of organization of this virtual conference was to investigate direct impacts of Coronavirus pandemic on workers in Jordan, look for long term solution to overcome negative impact of the pandemic, and find ways for family members adapt in this crisis. In addition, interests of employers and market challenges were discussed.
Among conference participants, the International Federation of Industries and participants of more than one hundred textile and garment trade unions attended the teleconference.
Jordan Garments, Accessories & Textiles Exporters’ Association (JGATE), the Association of Owners of Factories, Workshops and Garments (AOFWG) and the General Trade Union of Workers in Textile, Garment & Clothing Industries agreed on a new annex of the Standard Work Contract for Migrant Workers.
The annex states that if the definite period work contract of the migrant worker expires and both contract parties do not wish contract renewal, the employer shall continue provide accommodation and food to worker until travel arrangements are completed without forcing the worker to work during such period.
If the definite period work contract expires and both parties wish to renew the contract, employer shall renew the contract using the approved standard work contract. In addition, if the contract expires and both parties wish to continue work for a short period of time until travel arrangements are completed, the employer and worker shall renew the approved and signed standard work contract with similar previous conditions as stated in the attached form.
إجتماع ثلاثي لدفع أجور العمال في الغزل والنسيج أثناء جائحة كورونا
The joint committee of representatives of textile sector employers and employees met to discuss several government decisions and Defense orders issued during the last period in particular those that affect workers in general and textile workers in particular as situation is becoming very hard on all.
During the meeting, it was stressed by all to comply with and implement all defense orders which aim to care for and protect workers’ life and maintain their livelihood which will lead to protection of textile and garment sector in Jordan.
In the meeting, Defense Order no. 6 of 2020 was reviewed. The Order stipulates that establishment authorized to perform partially or not included in non-work or unauthorized to work decision may apply to Minister of Labor to pay 50% of regular salary on condition it is not below minimum wage.
Pursuant to the Collective Agreement, employers pay minimum wage, so they will continue salary payment as well as in-kind items. This does not contradict with Defense Order requirements.
It was agreed to pay full wage of March 2020 without any deduction from both local and migrant workers as stated in Defence Order 6. As for workers who were not authorized to work during April 2020 whether at site or remotely, they will receive 70% of monthly salary, for JDs 300 minimum for Jordanian and foreign workers. Similarly, same process continued to apply during May 2020 until all workers return to work normally. It was also agreed during the meeting on specific means to pay salaries and avoid all misinterpretations. It was stressed also that during the lockdown, factories shall continue provide accommodation and meals to workers who were unauthorized to perform work.
The participants agreed on the QIZ textile workers’ interests and their daily livelihood. It is a sensitive and important sector for all parties and needs to be taken care of in order to maintain its competitiveness. They agreed to implement and comply with health and public safety and work SOPs approved by Ministry of Labor.
The minutes of the meeting was signed by JGATE President, Mr. Farhan Ifram, Jordan Chamber of Industry representative, Mr. Ihab Qadri, and the President of the General Union of Textile and Garment Sector Workers, Mr. Fathalla Omrani.
Remarks of the Union’s PresidentFathallah Al-Omrani
With the help of
all concerned parties, the General Trade Union of Workers in Textile,
Garment and Clothing Industries (the Union) had successfully concluded
a new sectoral Collective Bargain Agreement (the Agreement) along with Jordan
Garments, Accessories & Textiles Exporters’ Association (JGATE), and the
Association of Owners of Factories, Workshops and Garments (AOFWG). It is a good
opportunity to commend all efforts that had resulted with signature of the
Agreement that will serve entire Sector.
According to the Labor Law, the
Union is tasked with improvement of labor conditions and relations, including
conduct of collective bargaining and agreements. This Agreement is a way to
continue progress of textile and clothes sector which aims to support Jordan
economy and improve work conditions. The Agreement is also a step forward
building on previous sectoral bargain agreement.
The Agreement is a result of outstanding
cooperation between all parties; employers and employees, and reflects the
positive atmosphere of the Sector. It led to positive stability of the
relationship between parties and improvement of production concepts which will
resolve amicably all disputes that may arise from time to time. We hope that
all Agreement’s provisions will be fully implemented taking into consideration
the mutual interests of all parties.
The Agreement shall be a model for
other sectors. It is a way to manage any social dialogue process for solid
industrial relationships whether on employers’ level or the Sector as a whole.
It is a reflection of best practices that are in line with internationally
acknowledged labor standards.
We, at the Union, seek always to
establish, enhance and organize balanced relationships between investors and
employees. It is our aim to create attractive work environment that leads to the
welfare of workers and benefit of investors.
Therefore, at the time the Union
calls the employers to implement the Agreement, it urges employees to work
sincerely to maximize production and improve productivity to maintain and
Finally, as we congratulate all
those concerned on the signing of the sectoral agreement which its enforcement
started on 1 Nov. 2019 and will remain valid till 1 Nov. 2022, we commend the
positive understanding by all parties as well as the role played by BWJ in
bringing together the different viewpoints. We also thank all those who sought
and contributed to achieve these results.
cooperation with the International Federation of Industries, The Union organized
four workshops on capacity building of union committees members in Irbid
region. The Union President Fathalla Omrani explained sector issues and ways to
support union work.
workers learned on the International Federation of Industries, identified the
challenges which they face in factories and dorms, and discussed possible
solutions as well as the role of the Union in protecting workers’ rights and the
role of workers in supporting Union’s activities. In addition, the participants
learned on the Collective Bargain Agreement of Textile Sector. Mr. Omrani
stressed its importance and advantages for the workers. He also urged workers
to activate role of committees at work sites and the need to communicate
between committees and workers in factories.