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Enforcement of Social Security Law put off six months.

RAMALLAH, Monday, November 12, 2018 (WAFA) - Minister of Labor Mamoun Abu Shahla said on Monday that enforcement of the new Social Security Law has been put off for six months to allow for further dialogue on amending the law.

He told the official Voice of Palestine radio that because of the ongoing dialogue on the Social Security Law between the government and the various establishments in the country and in line with the decision of President Mahmoud Abbas and the instructions of the Council of Ministers to reach a solution that satisfies all parties, it was decided in a meeting held on Sunday with various parliamentary blocs at the Legislative Council headquarters in Ramallah to delay implementation of the law for six months.

He said the establishments will not be obliged to register with the Social Security department during the dialogue period of six months, while leaving registration optional for those wishing to do so.

He said fines will not be imposed on any party during this period in order to continue the dialogue to amend it.

Abu Shahla said that 25 issues in the law were discussed in the meeting with the lawmakers, most of which the government has taken into consideration as it acts as a coordinator between workers and employers to protect the rights of the workers.

The Minister of Labor stressed that all amendments will be submitted to the President within a month for approval until the law becomes acceptable to all parties.


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Date:Nov 12, 2018
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