The government issues an important decision to foreign companies


Date of release: 2018/8/3 13:10

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, obtained by the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers to oblige foreign companies to operate 50% of Iraqi labor within its investment projects.

“The ministry has submitted a proposal to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to oblige foreign companies to employ Iraqi workers by not less than 50% of the total labor used in investment projects, Which has an investment license from the National Investment Authority or investment bodies in the provinces as well as not allowing foreign workers to work inside Iraq without obtaining the work leave provided for in the Labor Law No. 37 of 2015.

He added that “the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, took the proposal of the Ministry and issued a decree prohibiting the granting of features of entry for foreign companies to work in Iraq only after making sure that the contract concluded with the government agencies involve obligating foreign companies to review the Department of Foreigners in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs for the purpose of granting workers working And the activation of paragraph {5} of the Diwani Order 46 of 2012, which involves the obligation of ministries and parties wishing to contract with foreign companies to enter into contracts requiring companies to review the Ministry of Labor within thirty days of entry of foreign workers for the purpose of issuing work permits.

Al-Khafaji said that “the companies or ministries violating the bear the legal consequences of the imposition of financial fines with the failure to pay the financial dues of those companies or entities violating,” noting that “Resolution No. 80 of 2013 issued by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers hampered the work of the Ministry on the employment of national labor being He gave powers to the director of residence or head of the mission or authorized to grant the features of entry of investors and businessmen and experts without passing through the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, which called on the ministry to raise its proposals to amend the said resolution and obtained approval by the Secretariat General.

He added that “the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs sent a new proposal to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to choose the proportion of Iraqi labor provided for in the paragraph of the job seekers registered within the database of the Ministry and is awaiting approval.”

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