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Oman – Labour law review announced

31 January 2014

The Oman Ministry of Manpower has convened a committee to discuss the mechanisms of upgrading the Omani Labour Law; so that they meet international labour standards and keep pace with the latest developments in the job market, reports omanobserver.om.

A seminar, held at the Oman Tourism College, was attended by representatives of the parties involved in the production process; namely the government, business owners, and workers, as well as civil society organisations and legal bodies.

Addressing the participants, Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, Minister of Manpower, said: “This workshop comes in implementation of the government’s decision to review the Labour Law so that it is in harmony with the latest developments in the job market and meets the requirements of socio-economic developments in the upcoming period.”

The workshop was aimed at upgrading the Labour Law through the participation of all parties who are going to conduct a comprehensive review of the provisions of the Labour Law so that it matches the international principles of labour. The workshop also aims to provide conducive working conditions, which contribute in achieving just and respectable labour, based on cooperation between the production partners.


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