Muscat: In a meeting with the General Federation of Oman Workers on Sunday, Majlis Al Shura reaffirmed that the issue of jobseekers and the manpower working in the private sector are among its priorities. It also stressed the significance of taking into account the qualifications and specialisations of Omanis while fixing the minimum wage for them.
Majlis Al Shura discussed the internal circular No. 3/2020 issued by the Ministry of Labour for OMR325 wages regardless of the qualification of jobseekers.
The Majlis Al Shura also pointed to the approval of employment contracts by the Ministry of Labour in case of an amicable agreement between the employee and the employer in light of the legal requirements.
Majlis tried to know the opinion of the General Federation of Oman Workers on the consequences of the internal circular of the Ministry of Labour and to acquaint with the reaction of the community to the same.
Members of Majlis asked reconsideration of the Ministry of Labour’s circular and clear procedures for protection of jobseekers and those working in the private sector and issuance of the Labour Law.
Majlis A’Shura had earlier conducted a study on ‘employment of national manpower’ which has come out with a number of recommendations including offering incentives to reduce the differences between the government sector and the private sector.
The meeting was chaired by Sheikh Khalid bin Hilal Al Mawali in the presence of Sheikh Said bin Hamad Al Saadi, vice chairman of Majlis, members of the Office of Majlis, members of the Youth and Human Resources Committee and a number of members.
From the General Federation of Oman Workers, it was attended by Is’haq bin Jumah Al Kharousi, Chairman of the General Federation of Oman Workers; Ali bin Amer Ambusaidi, assistant to chairman of General Federation of Oman Workers for studies and regional and international relations; Mahboub bin Mohammed Al Rahili, assistant to chairman of General Federation of Oman Workers for Labour Legislations; Mohammed bin Talib Al Saadi, Director General of General Federation of Oman Workers and a number of officials from the General Federation of Oman Workers.