Labor Unionists Decry Lack of Consultation on Union Law Amendments

Worker unions criticized the National Assembly’s passing of 10 amendments to the contentious Trade Union Law on Tuesday, saying they were not aware of the exact nature of the amendments passed by parliament.

The National Assembly passed the amendments on Tuesday. But, trade unions said they were not consulted before the amendments were voted on by lawmakers, which have not been made public by the legislative body. The amendments will have to be passed by the Senate before being signed into law by the King.

The Trade Union Law has been long-criticized for restrictive measures against union formation, discouraging collective worker actions and for excessive bureaucratic requirements, such as activity and financial reports that need to be submitted to the Labor Ministry annually.

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