He added that since its establishment, ATUC
has ensure rallying of the Arab labour as it developed a common vision about the Arab labor issues, such as wages, forced labor and vocational safety.
"The MRC has an important role to play in the empowerment and protection of migrant workers' rights in Jordan," ATUC Office Coordinator Hind Ben Ammar told The Jordan Times, highlighting the institution's responsibility to provide information and assistance, capacity building and services for victims of exploitation and abuse.
"In most cases, migrant workers are not allowed to join trade unions, and even when they do, they are not granted the right to vote or to become a workers' representative," Ben Ammar warned, noting that "the ATUC is working with its affiliates across the region to let them open this space [trade unions] to give expatriate workers their right to express their situation and include them in the collective bargaining and social dialogue".
The council, attended by 20 Arab trade unions, addressed the situation of Arab trade unions and the general situation in Arab regions, ATUC President Houcine Abbassi said on Thursday at a press conference.
For his part, ATUC Executive Secetary Mustapha Tlili, said "the union calls on all Arab governments to review their unilateral methods in defining development policies and to involve social stakeholders including trade unions, employers and citizens."
James Fremantle, ATUC
industrial affairs manager, said any unavoidable charge should be included in the air fare.
Last night a spokesman for the ATUC said: "I would advise Ryanair to listen to its passengers and treat them a little better.
Spokesman Paul Fitzsimmons said: "The ATUC claim we came second in their survey with 201 complaints from 16million passengers.
It was the first time the ATUC had published a table of written complaints received about individual airlines.
British Airways topped the complaints table - but the ATUC said it should be taken into consideration that the airline was by far the biggest in terms of passengers carried.
The carrier is slammed in a report published by the Air Transport Users Council (ATUC
also said in its annual report that it was concerned at the number of seats available at headline prices on low cost airlines - and said regulation might be needed to prevent "deception."