The brochure explains in simple language the complex legal matters surrounding the right of women workers for compensation in case of dismissal, alerting women of that right and of the amounts. The brochure details the circumstances under which women are entitled to compensation even if they resign from the job voluntarily, such as the need to seek protection from domestic violence in a women`s shelter and childbirth.
The Minimum Wage Law of 1987 (in Arabic)
The Minimum Wage Law obliges every workplace to ensure that employees are familiar with the law and informed about changes in the amount of the minimum wage. This regulation is rarely respected in the Arab society. Payment of less than minimum wage is customary and especially affects female employees. Kayan produced an Arabic translation of the law and this poster, displaying key information about the minimum wage. Kayan sent the posters to randomly chosen Arab employers in the private sector. An accompanying letter explained an employers` obligation to inform employees of the law, and a suggestion to hang the poster as an easy way to meet this obligation.
This brochure is addressed to female Arab workers. It tells women about their basic rights as an employee, such as minimum wage, overtime remuneration, and restrictions to working hours. In addition, it covers entitlement to holidays, sick leave and maternity leave, dismissal protection, termination pay, yearly allowances and social security contributions to be paid by the employer. Women are invited to contact Kayan for further legal counseling on workers` rights, or legal representation in labor rights