Jordan/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.6 Labour laws

The labour laws concerned with trade unions is outlined as:

“The employees in any occupation may establish a trade union for themselves in accordance with the provisions of this law, and the employee in that occupation shall have the right to join it if he/she has met the membership conditions”.


Article 98:

  1. The employer shall not make the recruiting of the employee subject to the condition of his/her not joining the trade union, or waiving his/her membership in it, and the employer may not ask the employee to be disengaged from any association, the employer may not prejudice any of the employees’ rights because of his/her membership in any association or contributing in its activities beyond working hours.

  2. The trade unions and employers associations may not make any act that involves the intervention of any of them in the other association’s affairs directly or indirectly in relation to its structure, management, and how it is operated.

Article 99:

A. The trade union shall execute its activity to achieve the following goals:

  1. Safeguarding the interests of those working in the occupation and defending their rights in the scope of the provisions stipulated in this law.
  2. Providing the health and social services to the employees joining a trade union and establishing medical clinics, social care establishments and consumer goods establishments.
  3. Working to raise the economic, vocation and education level of employees.


B. The trade union may open branches in the Kingdom and specify the provisions and procedures related to the relation between the trade union and its branches by virtue of its by-law.[1]



[1] http://www.mol.gov.jo/Portals/1/labor%20law%20english.pdf


Chapter published: 04-05-2016


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