Oman Flour Mills staff end two-day stir

Oman Flour Mills staff protesting on the Muttrah road on Monday (Muscat Daily)

Muscat - 

Protesters of Oman Flour Mills called off their two-day strike after they reached an agreement with the management on Tuesday evening. More than 120 employees of the company, including women, had gone on strike, seeking a hike in salary and promotions.

“We had a meeting with the management comprising board members, CEO and chairperson, who assured us that our demands will be addressed within two months. The company has agreed to give us salary for the days we did not report for work and bonus for all employees. We are satisfied with the outcome,” said Salim al Namani, an employee with the quality control department.

“On Monday, the management had agreed to give us free medical check-up and health insurance for our staff. The staff in the grade VI and above will get insurance cover for themselves and their families.

“Employees, who fall within the fifth grade, will get only insurance cover for themselves. The management also agreed to recruit more Omani staff in the packaging section,” said Saud Hilal, who attended the meeting with the management as a representative of the protesters on Monday.

Meanwhile, the management’s decision to remove operations manager Endrik Mehlo was cited as a ‘big victory for us’ by Abdul Waheed al Shamsi of the logistics department.

On Tuesday morning, senior officials from the Ministry of Manpower met the protesters and were also present at their meeting with the management, Namani added.

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