Times of Oman
Jul 28, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 04:46 AM GMT
Oman Lulu workers end their strike, return to work
June 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM
A view of the Lulu hypermarket in Darsait, Muscat. File photo
 
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Muscat: National employees who were on strike for the last three days in Lulu outlets have ended their strike on Sunday afternoon.

The Omanis were on strike demanding better pay, bonus and other facilities including rising of Omanisation level in the outlets.

"Our representatives held talks with government, trade union and company officials. The talks were fruitful. All the parties have reached an amicable solution. So, we have ended our strike and have returned to work by 12:30pm," employees who were on strike told Times of Oman.

Business at Lulu's three outlets in Muscat and other outlets across Oman was reportedly hit by the three-day strike.

According to Ministry of Manpower officials, who held talks with the striking employees in the presence of the Lulu management, trade union officials and Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry officials, the talks were fruitful.

"A solution has been reached to provide health insurance coverage to all Omani workers at Lulu regardless of their service status. A panel will be set up to study the restructuring of the salary and a committee including all parties will be formed to look into the issues periodically and find solutions for them," the ministry official said in an email statement to Times of Oman just hours after the talks.

After the talks, Nabhan Al Battashi, chairman of General Federation of Oman Trade Unions, said that a special panel will formed to keep a tab on the welfare status of the workers and field visits will be held to check the implementation of the promises.


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