Jordania - Migrant workers abused (2010)

In August 2008, amendments to the Labour Law stated that domestic workers are to be treated on equal footing with Jordanian workers in terms of medical care, timely payment of wages and subscription to the Social Security Corporation. However for most foreign domestic workers the situation has not yet changed and several cases of abuse came to light throughout 2009. 2009 official figures showed that more than 322,000 migrants are working in Jordan but that unofficial estimates put unregistered migrant workers at 100,000-150,000. Many are employed without the proper permits, have their passports taken and are forced to work extremely long hours.

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