221 Sri Lankan Workers Lose Jobs in Jordan
A total of 221 Sri Lankan workers have lost their jobs following the closure of two apparel factories in Jordan, Asil and High Apparel.
66 of them returned to Sri Lanka early on Friday (9).
The news was confirmed by the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Bureau after a meeting with Jordanian Embassy officials and the Jordanian Ministry of Labor.
According to the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Bureau, discussions centered on the repatriation of affected workers and the settlement of outstanding wages.
The Jordanian authorities have agreed to waive fines for visa overstays, facilitating a smoother return process for the workers.
Furthermore, the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Bureau stated that the factory management has committed to paying all outstanding wages due to the workers up to December 31, 2023. This includes salaries, overtime payments, and any other accrued benefits.