AMMAN — Chairman of the Syndicate of Jordanian Truck Owners Mohammad Al-Daoud said on Sunday that a strike by truck owners on the
Desert Highway “will continue until the sector’s demands are met”, according to
The government is currently studying the truck owners’
demands, which the syndicate has passed on to government representatives, Daoud
He urged the government to meet these demands, which include
increasing freight costs due to the rise in fuel prices, and imposing penalties
on clearance companies that do not abide by the Kingdom’s minimum wage law.
Daoud also called for raising ship freight workers’ wages,
in line with the Land Transport Regulatory Commission’s Transport Law, and
establishing an exchange bureau for employees in the container sector,
highlighting that this measure was approved by the Cabinet four years ago, but
has yet to be enacted.
According to Daoud, 22,000 trucks are currently operating in
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