11:30 - 09-22-2022
Today, Thursday, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs confirmed its progress in preparing the national policy to organize the Iraqi labor market, and announced the formation of a joint team to organize the work of the private sector.
The Director General of the Labor and Vocational Training Department in the ministry, Raed Jabbar Nahed, said that "there is a cabinet decision that sets the proportion of local employment at 50% compared to 50% of foreign workers," noting that "the Ministry of Labor has taken several measures regarding foreign companies, public companies and private sector companies." Those who violate this percentage are through the inspection body belonging to the ministry, and the violators are referred to the Labor Court for labor issues.”
And regarding the organization of the Iraqi labor market, Nahed stressed that "the ministry is working on preparing the national policy for employment and vocational training to organize the Iraqi labor market," expressing his hope that "work on this policy will begin at the end of this year."
And he continued, "A working group was formed headed by the Ministry of Labor and a group of labor organizations experts and (NG) or with the support of the international organization, and this policy regulates work in the private sector," noting that "the ministry is implementing the effective labor law that coordinates the relationship between the worker and the owner." the work".
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs had announced earlier that most of the foreign workers in Iraq were illegal, while indicating that 100,000 permits had been granted to foreign workers since 2012.
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