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Oman plans labour complexes to house foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 61 days ago Oman
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Authorities in Oman are planning to build new labour complexes to house single foreign workers around Muscat, according to reports.


Times of Oman cited Muscat municipal council members as saying that the plans followed complaints from Omanis living in areas like Ruwi, Hamriya and Wadi Adai where large numbers of “semi-skilled workers” stay sometimes illegally i Read More

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400 stranded workers in Sohar return to India

Posted by jaypee 73 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Around 400 stranded workers, who claimed they were not paid salaries for months, have arrived home in India.

Workers, who said they had been struggling for food and accommodation for weeks, are now united with their families with help from the Ministry of Manpower and the Indian Embassy in Muscat.

Indra Mani Pandey, India’s ambassador to

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Thousands of foreign workers in Oman not paid for months

Posted by jaypee 96 days ago Oman
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About 2,000 migrant workers in Oman, mostly employed in the construction industry, have not been paid for up to four months as low oil prices force the government to shelve some major projects this year. 


With fewer contracts being awarded, private companies are unable to pay their workers, most of them from the Indian subcontinent, in the current economic slowdown.


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554 workers arrested for labour law violation in Oman

Posted by jaypee 368 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Workers violating the labour law were arrested by the Ministry of Manpower and other authorities last week.

According to the weekly index report issued by the ministry, of 554 workers arrested between 6 and 12 November 2016, 432 were commercial sector workers, followed by 71 domestic workers and 51 agricultural sector workers.

Investigations r

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Job visa fees for expats to rise by 50 per cent in Oman

Posted by jaypee 375 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Job visa fees for expatriate workers will be increased by 50 per cent, the Ministry of Manpower has announced.

The new fee structure will come into effect soon, according to the official, who said it will become law when it is published in the official gazette.

The change in fee structure was announced by the Ministry of Manpower on its offici

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Expat workers in Oman forced to give up gratuity for NOC

Posted by jaypee 456 days ago Oman
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Expat workers in Oman are reportedly being forced to give up their end of service gratuity in order to receive a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employer.


Times of Oman cited legal advisors as saying the practice is occurring, as companies look to avoid paying leaving workers.


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454 workers arrested for labour law violation in Oman

Posted by jaypee 458 days ago Oman
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Muscat: Over 400 labour law violators were arrested during last week, according to the weekly index issued by the Ministry of Manpower.

“454 labour law violators were arrested during the period between August 7 and 13. Among them, there were 353 commercial workers, 45 farmers and 56 domestic workers,” the statement from the ministry added.

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Move to protect female Indian workers in Oman and GCC welcomed

Posted by jaypee 461 days ago Oman
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Muscat: India’s move to protect its female migrant workers is a good thing, the International Trade Union Confederation’s (ITUC’s) General Secretary said.

“Any measures which defeat the abuse of domestic workers by shady recruitment agencies is a good thing,” Sharan Burrow, ITUC general secretary, told the Times of Oman.

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