Lankan employees strike in Jordan called off
The Foreign Employment Bureau said that the strike started by Sri
Lankan employees working at the Classic Fashion Garments factory in
Jordan was called off and its Manger's service has been suspended by the
Garment factory owners with immediate effect.
The strike started against the manager of the garment factory by the
employees a few days ago. They demanded from the employer to remove the
manager from the factory. The factory owners had agreed to the demands
after negotiations with Sri Lankan embassy officials in Jordan and
employees involved in the strike.
Jordanian police fired tear gas on Sri Lankan workers after they
threw stones damaging police vehicles and injuring police officers
following a dispute at the garment factory. Some employees were injured
as a result .
Nearly 2,140 Sri Lankan employees work at Classic Fashion Apparel.