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Economy News - Baghdad
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said, on Saturday, that the Social Security Law will enter into force next August for all workers in the private and public sectors.
"There are more than 6 million workers in the private sector, only 10 percent of whom have been registered with social security over the past years," said ministry spokesman Najm Al-Aqabi, in an interview with the official Al-Sabah newspaper.
He added, "The ministry recorded a remarkable turnout of workers in order to be included in the law after its recent approval by Parliament, in addition to receiving dozens of complaints about company and factory owners who delay salaries and refuse to register them with social security."
And Al-Oqabi stated, “The reason for the reluctance of employers and workers to register with the guarantee during the past period lies in the lack of culture and awareness of the law. Therefore, the media was invited to alert workers’ rights through publication and education, especially for the working class, in order to enhance the situation of inclusion, improve their economic situation, and encourage work in the sector.” private".
Al-Aqabi noted that "registration for workers to be covered by the insurance is open seven days a week, and there are dedicated windows in the Department of Retirement and Social Security for this purpose, as well as inquiries about all questions from them."
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