‘Labour Monitor’ Calls for Movement against Workplace Harassment

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AMMAN —AlGhad— The Jordanian Labour Monitor, part of the Phoenix research centre, called for the launch of a domestic movement to counter workplace harassment yesterday, Saturday, to push for the endorsement of the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s charters on workplace harassment.

The Monitor had begun a 16-day campaign against gender biased violence and violence against women yesterday, stressing that violence is not exclusively affecting women.

“The importance of endorsing the ILO’s charters, to be discussed at the Organisation’s board meeting in June 2018, is that it protects workers from violence, regardless of their gender.”

Meanwhile, the Monitor underlined that there is a pressing need to outline, clearly, what constitutes harassment, in the workplace and elsewhere.

Despite the numerous amendments to legislation, the definition of harassment in the law remains unclear.

This is aside to the other injustices workers endure from unpaid overtime and vacation labour and unmet social security rights.