Muscat: The Ministry of Labour and Security and Safety Corporation have formalised an agreement to launch the Inspection Unit, with the objective of refining the quality and efficiency of inspection operations and enhancing effectiveness in performing associated tasks. The adoption of new policies to regulate the Omani labour market is also a key focus.
Earlier today, Monday, the Ministry of Labour inked an agreement with the Security and Safety Corporation to inaugurate the Inspection Unit. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr. Mahad bin Said Ba'owain, the Minister of Labour, representing the Ministry, and Major General Abdullah bin Ali Al Harthi, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Security and Safety Corporation representing the Corporation, at the Ministry's headquarters.
This collaborative effort aligns with government directives to bolster the inspection sector by supplementing it with security support services. It also involves the implementation of new policies to organise the Omani labour market, with the aim of intensifying inspection campaigns on non-compliant establishments and undocumented labour and streamlining procedures preceding inspection operations.
The Ministry, represented by the Directorate General of Labour Welfare, is working towards fostering improved relations among the three production stakeholders through coordinated field visits to private sector facilities. The goal is to ensure compliance with labour laws and the execution of ministerial decisions, as well as addressing violations of these regulations.
This collaboration contributes to elevating the quality and efficiency of inspection operations, enhancing the effectiveness of associated tasks, and fortifying the Omani economic by attracting investment.
Minister Ba'owain stated that the role of the inspection sector requires high-quality competence to perform its duties efficiently and effectively. The agreement with the Security and Safety Corporation aligns with national vision objectives, emphasising the organisation of the Omani labour market and the acceleration of procedures for constructive integration among state institutions.
On his part, Al Harthi, affirmed that this agreement would be accompanied by training for human resources, logistical readiness, and preparation of accommodation facilities to facilitate legal integration with relevant authorities. The agreement also opens up job opportunities in the security and safety sector, contributing to labour market development and stability.
It is worth noting that the Ministry of Labour is advancing its national policies to achieve balance in the labour market, providing opportunities in various sectors. The Ministry aims to create a transparent job market with a national trajectory to sustain and attract foreign capital investments, aligning with the current government's vision.