New Labor draft law will increase women’s economic participation says Labor Minister

Amman, Labor Minister, Samir Murad, said that the government is an avid advocate of gender pay equity.

The Lower House is currently reviewing the 2010 temporary Labor draft law which includes important amendments that will positively affect the economic participation of women.

During the National Forum for Pay Equity, held Thursday, Murad stated “We gathered here today again to review the most prominent achievements of the National Committee for Pay Equity (NCPE), and to discuss the challenges, future plans and arrangements, and the best options that will make Jordan a regional trailblazer in boosting pay equity and other matters of equality between the sexes in business.”

For her part, Norwegian Ambassador to Jordan, Tone Allers, lauded Jordan for being the first Arab country to join the NCPE, noting that this makes Jordan a leading example in the region, stressing that equity pay is important to motivate woman to participate on the economic level.

Allers said, based on a Norwegian point of view, that creating economic motivations for women to work has contributed to changing customs and preferences, expressing her contentment that the Jordanian NCPE has achieved palpable results.

Source: Jordan News Agency