More jobs in Jordan after MoU
The Jordanian Government said that there will be a large number of
jobs for Sri Lanka's skilled labour force during the next eight months
following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed between the two
countries last week.
Minister of Labour Dr. Bassem Khalil Salem signed the MoU on behalf
of the Jordanian Government, while Foreign Employment, Promotion and
Welfare Minister Keheliya Rambukwella signed the MoU on behalf of the
Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE).
Minister Rambukwella on his arrival told the 'Sunday Observer' that
in addition to the MoU, the Lankan labour delegation had attended a high
level governmental forum on 'Woman Migrant Workers and Human
Trafficking'. The forum was organised by the United Nations
International Fund and represented by employment agents in both
countries, employer federations, employee unions, embassy officials and
top level governmental authorities.
Minister Rambukwella said the MoU will strengthen the labour laws to
extend more welfare facilities including job security, fixed salaries,
food and lodging for male and female Lankan workers who are expected to
work in Jordan in the future.
Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Jordan Dr. A.W. Mohottala and SLBFE, Deputy
General Manager L.K. Ruhunage also attended the forum.