Delegation Jordan bound to settle worker dispute
Foreign employment authorities will send a two-member delegation to
Jordan to find an amicable settlement to a strike launched by a group of
Sri Lankan migrant workers in Amman.
The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, General Manager
Harischandra Batagoda and another high ranking Ministry official would
leave for Jordan today to hold discussions with officials in Amman in
finding solutions to the workers' grievances, an SLBFE Spokesman said.
It is reported that around 3,000 expatriate workers from five garment
factories had launched the strike, mainly over a salary dispute.
According to the SLBFE there are nearly 1,350 Sri Lankans among them.