A member of the representative economy identifies a reason related to “negotiation” behind the exacerbation of foreign workers in Iraq
261 Special Permit 01/04/2021 11:56
Baghdad today - Baghdad
Member of the Parliamentary Economic Committee, Representative Nada Shaker, today, Monday (January 4, 2021), identified the cause of the problem of exacerbating foreign workers in Iraq.
Shaker said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that "upon signing a contract with any foreign company, the Iraqi negotiator must clearly specify in the contract the percentage of local employment and follow the strict application of standards accurately," noting that
"the Ministry of Labor cannot impose Attribution to foreign companies if the contracts do not include that paragraph.
She added, "The matter is related to the Iraqi negotiator and his ability to impose specific rates and work to actually apply them," stressing that
"the number of foreigners in Iraq is unknown, but certainly not small numbers."
She pointed out that "the clock in Iraq is almost stopped in terms of projects, even if there is a real activation of it in the sectors of agriculture, industry and the rest of the sectors, the Iraqi manpower will not suffice, and we will need foreign workers in large numbers."
MP Hussein Al-Uqabi had said earlier, during a press conference held at the House of Representatives, that "the high unemployment rates among Iraqis represents a dangerous phenomenon that requires extreme seriousness in confronting it and reducing its size, especially with the absence of job opportunities in the current year budget and the lack of plans." To absorb the unemployed in the private sector," indicating that
"this is accompanied by the increase in the percentage of foreign workers that are sponsored by corruption whales, through which they swallow work opportunities and withhold them from the deserving people of the country."
He added, "The government is concerned with regulating the phenomenon of foreign workers in accordance with strict laws, controls and mechanisms that give priority to Iraqis and allow a limited percentage of foreign workers in special cases, such as not providing certain specializations in Iraq or for the purposes of development, training and advice."