Dozens of Bakeries Threaten Shutdown

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  • The manifest of protesting bakery owners - (Sources)
  • The manifest of protesting bakery owners - (Sources)
  • The manifest of protesting bakery owners - (Sources)
  • The manifest of protesting bakery owners - (Sources)
  • The manifest of protesting bakery owners - (Sources)
  • The manifest of protesting bakery owners - (Sources)
  • A bakery in Amman, bread - (Archives)

AMMAN —AlGhad— More than 90 bakeries around Jordanian have threatened to close down and release hundreds of workers, due to the massive losses incurred due to the government’s recent decision to de-subsidise bread.

Several bakery owners have informed AlGhad, that the de-subsidisation decision has incurred an average daily loss of nearly JOD40 for many of the bakeries.

De-subsidisation o has upped the price of flour to JOD230 per tonne, as opposed to JOD60, adding further operational costs to bakeries, on top of the declining demand.

Small bakeries incur the highest losses due to de-subsidisation, Qasem Suleihat told AlGhad. He owns a bakery in Amman.

Many citizens have boycotted the bakeries, he noted.

As a warning, owners of small bakeries have decided to hold a protest in front of the Ministry of Labour, as hundreds of employees face the threat of unemployment.

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