Octal workers strike over sacking of union chief

Muscat: Octal Petrochemicals Company workers on Wednesday went on strike demanding the reinstatement of their union chief.

Employees at Octal told Gulf News, that the strike would continue following the arbitrary dismissal of Faisal Al Masahali, the head of the workers’ union.



New committee for trade union federation elected

The General Federation of Oman Trade Unions (GFOTU) will seek to cancel the provision which stipulates attainment of 60 years to be eligible for full pension and the end of service gratuity.



545 workers return to jobs in Oman


Muscat: As many as 545 Omani workers, who were expelled for having resorted to a hunger strike for two weeks, returned to their jobs, confirmed Nabhan Al Battashi, vice-president of the General Union of Workers in the Sultanate.



Pay parity, emergency leave are top points in Labour Law survey

Muscat -  Making Omanisation the top priority, bringing pay scales in the private on a par with the government sector and lesser work hours are some of the suggestions by respondents to a Ministry of Manpower’s (MoM) online survey on revisions to the Labour Law.


Panel to discuss workers’ needs in Oman

Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, Minister of Manpower, yesterday issued a ministerial decision forming a committee to discuss the demands of workers at the oil, refineries, ports and airports installations under the chairmanship of the under-secretary of the Ministry of Manpower for Labour Affairs.


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