AMMONNEWS - The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Board on Wednesday decided to extend fixed employment to 757 day-laborers who have been employed before 1/10/2006.
The decision will be effective Wednesday after the board took the decision in a session headed by Board Chairman Essa Ayoub.
Hundreds of ASEZA day-laborers had been protesting throughout this year demanding fixed employment and better work conditions.
The laborers had staged major protests last February calling for improving their conditions, permanent employment, and extending employment benefits such as health insurance to over 1200 day laborers working for the authority.
Also on Wednesday, the Board referred a number of ASEZA cases with suspected corruption, including bids and contracts, to the Anti-Corruption Commission and the Public Prosecutor, Ammon News learned.