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3 thousand workers are covered by the retirement and social security law
Economy News - Baghdad
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs disclosed that more than three thousand local workers are covered by the retirement and social security law in Basra and Kirkuk governorates.
The Minister of Labor, Adel Al-Rikabi, said in an interview reported by the official newspaper, Al-Sabah, and seen by Al-Iqtisad News. By making foreign workers in those companies, work permits. "
He stressed that "the field inspection tours, which numbered 113, have resulted so far in covering three thousand and 121 Iraqi workers with the privileges of the retirement and social security law within the provinces of Kirkuk and Basra."
And that "the number of tours amounted to 84 in Basra, and 29 in Kirkuk," noting that "the campaigns of the Kirkuk governorate included projects and companies operating in the Hawija district to secure their access to the privileges of the aforementioned law."
Al-Rikabi indicated that "the reality of the work has been reviewed within the projects of developing the small market locality and the Hawija road, in addition to the construction projects for the Hawija Bridge, the Tunnel and the Martyrs Bridge, and the intersection of Kirkuk University, in addition to the projects of the Crown Factory for the production of soft drinks and water production, as well as nationalization companies For soft drinks, useful for producing refreshments, and friend to grind grains and other private sector projects. "
He continued that "the application of the retirement and social security law for workers will create real job opportunities for the unemployed, or workers in the private sector, stating that" the number of new local workers covered by the law in Kirkuk has reached 939. "
He mentioned in the same context that "visits were made to Basra Governorate to register the number of foreign workers and grant them work permits, while obliging companies to employ national workers at a higher rate than foreigners," noting "registration of foreign workers to give them work permits after ensuring that there are no similar competencies and skills with their counterpart National. "
And revealed "the inclusion of 2182 local workers in the social security governorate."
And the Minister of Labor added that "most of the oil projects are in violation of the retirement and social security law because of their lack of knowledge of the law," declaring that "one of the oil companies in Basra is obliged to pay the late dues of their workers."
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