Muscat – The Ministry of Labour (MoL), represented by the Labour Awareness Department, organised a seminar at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Muscat, shedding light on the provisions of the Labour Law for women employed in the private sector.
This initiative is part of the ministry’s concerted efforts to raise awareness, especially among women in the private sector, and to underscore the significance of these laws.
Hussein Ali al Lawati, Assistant General Director at the General Directorate of Labour Welfare within the Ministry of Labour, emphasised that government policies and programmes have bolstered women’s participation across all domains. Omani legislation has ensured that women are granted their due rights, enabling them to play a pivotal role in Oman’s development, alongside their male counterparts, and contributing to sustainable development.
Approximately 120 female employees from various private sector establishments, business owners, and several university students attended the seminar. The seminar covered an array of topics related to the new Labour Law’s provisions and the wage protection system. A brief film spotlighting the role of women in the private sector was showcased, alongside a lecture on occupational health and safety measures. Moreover, an expert in human resource development delivered a lecture on human development, followed by the sharing of a successful narrative of a female worker in the private sector.