478 workers arrested in Oman for flouting labour law

Business Tuesday 29/March/2016 10:19 AM
By: Times News Service
478 workers arrested in Oman for flouting labour law

Muscat: Between March 20 and 26, the number of workers found violating the Labour Law stood at 478 including 369 commercial workers, 70 farm workers and 39 housemaids, according to the latest report of the joint inspection team at the Ministry of Manpower.

Absconding workers

The inspection teams caught 478 workers including 146 absconding workers, 258 astray workers and 74 workers with other violations.

The Governorate of Muscat witnessed the largest number of workers arrested for violating the law of the Sultanate with 184 followed by the Governorate of North Al Batinah where 154 workers were found violating the labour law.

Legal procedures

The competent authorities at the Ministry of Manpower are taking the legal procedures against them.

215 expat workers deported

On the other hand, the Manpower Ministry statistics showed that 215 expatriate workers were deported for violating the provisions of the Labour Law and the ministerial decisions executing the Labour Law.