Promoting pay equity for Jordan’s women workers

Jordan Pay Equity Committee to meet key decision-makers to discuss gender-based pay discrimination and unfair working conditions for women, especially in the private education sector.

The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), will hold a meeting with key stakeholders to address wage discrimination faced by Jordanian women, particularly in the private education sector. The meeting aims to promote the right to pay equity for women workers in general, and for teachers in particular. It will also shed light on the economic value of women’s participation in the labour market.

The symposium, which is being held under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal, will be attended by Jordan’s Minister of Education Dr. Mohammad K. Thneibat, Minister of Labour Dr. Nidal Katamine and senior ILO officials. Other high-level policy makers are also set to take part along with legislators, representatives from workers’ unions, academic institutions and international organizations.

The event will highlight the work of the newly-launched ‘’Stand up with Teachers’’ community organizing campaign, which aims to empower women teachers to negotiate for fair remuneration and better working conditions in private schools, colleges and other educational institutions.

The NCPE was created in 2011 with the support of the ILO, the Ministry of Labour and the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW). It promotes the principle of equal pay for work of equal value in Jordan.