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Claims Related to Vacation and Working Hours Tops Labour Disputes in Oman

The symposium aims to address and enhance methods for resolving labour disputes in Oman by convening a diverse group of stakeholders.

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Published on May 27, 2024, 12:51:46

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A symposium organised by the Ministry of Labour (MoL) brought together stakeholders from different sectors in Oman to discuss effective approaches for resolving labour disputes.

Titled 'Mechanisms for Settlement of Labour Disputes – Reality and Aspirations', the symposium commenced under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nasr bin Amer al Hosani, Undersecretary for Labour at MoL.

His Excellency Hosani emphasised the significance of the symposium in facilitating constructive interaction among diverse perspectives and formulating recommendations beneficial to all parties involved. He underscored that stability in the labour market is pivotal for the nation’s economic growth.

“The primary aim of the symposium is to address and enhance methods for resolving labour disputes in Oman by convening a diverse group of stakeholders. It also seeks to generate actionable recommendations to improve labour dispute resolution mechanisms, thereby fostering overall stability and productivity in the labour market,” he said.

Hussein bin Ali al Lawati, Director General of Labour Welfare, pointed out that “workers’ claims regarding vacations and working hours are the most prominent disputes”, as he underscored the challenges encountered by the ministry in achieving effective dispute settlements.

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