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Ministry dissuades ten companies from laying off Omani employees

5 Jan 2021

The Ministry of Labour has negotiated with ten firms to stop laying off their Omani employees.

The ministry said the committee tasked with reviewing issues related to the termination of national workforce in the private sector, represented by the Muscat team, held its meeting on Tuesday. 

The team discussed with the companies to find a solution that would satisfy all parties.

The team submitted a number of recommendations and proposals to the committee in order to develop solutions for the continuation of the national workforce in their companies.

In March 2020, the ministry established the committee to consider the issue of the national workforce being forced to end their services in the private sector and find appropriate solutions, according to decision No 124/2020.

The decision stipulated that companies should inform the committee three months prior to the date of termination.

Article 1 of the decision states, ‘Private sector companies and institutions may not terminate the services of the national workforce collectively if they face bankruptcy, closure or completion of the projects. They should inform the committee in advance of the reasons for termination, detailed statements of the national workforce whose services and qualifications and practical experiences are required to be terminated, and any other information that the committee deems necessary to review.’


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