The work reveals the number of foreign workers and licensed offices in Iraq
09:42 - 27/01/2020
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The information / Baghdad ..
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs revealed, on Monday, that there are only 17 official licensed offices to recruit and employ foreign workers in the country, stressing that it is working to follow up on those whose stay has expired to take the necessary measures in this regard.
The Director General of the Labor and Vocational Training Department at the Ministry, Raed Jabbar Bahd, said in a statement seen by him / the information, that his department “registered only 17 official licensed offices throughout the country to recruit and employ foreign workers,” noting that “coordination was done with the foreign department in the Directorate of Residence in the Ministry The Ministry of Interior regarding their entry into the country, granting them the entry permit, and how to limit this to exclusively licensed offices.
Bahiz disclosed, “There are approximately four thousand foreign workers distributed throughout Baghdad and the various governorates of the country, most of whom work in housekeeping in addition to dependents of patients”, noting that his ministry “is working to limit their numbers in order to verify their workplaces and their commitment to the conditions of granting them residence in order Let them work in homes. ”
Bahid stated that “the mechanism for developing the context adopted by both sides was discussed with regard to the entry of foreign workers and the procedures to be followed against violators of the terms of residency, as well as stressing the need for teams from the Department of Labor and Vocational Training to participate in the inspection tours undertaken by the Ministry of Interior to reveal those who have ended The duration of their stay to take the necessary measures ”, indicating that“ it was stressed in the same context that the necessity of activating the medical examination for foreigners in all land and sea ports and airports for their safety from diseases, as well as the complete security measure in a way that ensures the achievement of health safety and not When the intention of throwing them into society. "
The Director General of the Labor and Vocational Training Department revealed that his department “works to grant official licenses to operating offices in exchange for a financial amount of 50 million dinars, in exchange for the commitment of the owner of the office to the conditions of professional and security safety in recruiting foreign workers, stressing that the office owner is legally held accountable in case There is any breach in this regard. ”
He added that his department "grants a license to the office in the various governorates of the country according to the population density of each governorate, noting that the field inspection teams for his department included nearly 400 foreign and Iraqi workers in various locations in a number of companies in the capital Baghdad within the Jadiriya region, in the Labor and Social Security Law" .
Bahd stated that his department “has prepared an integrated plan to effect a qualitative shift in the work of the inspection department by raising the slogan (qualitative inspection) and will include the diagnosis of forced labor, child labor and workers’ wages, in addition to the inclusion of workers and the diagnosis of their injuries and the work environment and the extent of the employer's commitment to the conditions of occupational safety for workers in a manner A year through weekly and monthly reports, in addition to emphasizing the follow-up of child labor, providing statistics in it, and referring violating employers to the relevant labor courts. Ended / 25