International Workers’ Dayoracle
The world celebrates the Workers ‘ Day on the first day of May every year. The labor movement in Jordan was one of the first labor movements in the Arab world, where the Jordan Workers ‘Union was founded in 1954. It was one of the Arab workers’ unions that have participated in the establishment of the Arab Workers’ Union. Representatives of the Jordanian union have participated in the First Founding Conference in addition to most of the meetings and activities at the Arab level. For more than half a century, the Jordanian labor movement has made substantial progress, benefiting from positive conditions, high national spirit, constructive cooperation and keenness to protect the country’s interests along with all development partners, which led to the growth and advancement of the movement.
With the enactment of several public safety control laws issued by the concerned government agencies, the number of serious work injuries has diminished. The number of insured workers with the Social Security Corporation has increased significantly from 366,000 workers in the year 2000 to 1,285,168 in 2017. The monthly wage rate has increased from JD.60 in the mid-1970s to JD.211 in the mid-1990s and then rising to JD.500 in 2017.