The implementation of by-laws giving domestic workers expanded rights should ensure that female workers’ rights are protected.

Labour activists on Wednesday welcomed a recent Cabinet endorsement of amended regulations that guarantee additional rights for foreign domestic workers in the Kingdom.

On Wednesday, Minister of Labour Nidal Bataineh announced that the government endorsed a by-law that regulates the working conditions for domestic workers, cooks and gardeners, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

One of the main amendments endorsed obligates employers of foreign domestic workers to pay their salaries within seven days after their due dates, a condition that did not exist previously, Petra said.