GFOW launches field programme to introduce Oman’s Social Protection and Labour Laws

Muscat – The programme, to be held from April 14 to 21, commenced in the Muscat Governorate today.
The field programme seeks to consolidate the values of work and negotiation and to address the challenges that workers face when applying the provisions of the Social Protection Law and the Labour Law. It also highlights model practices based on the application of the provisions of the Social Protection Law and the Labour Law.

The programme introduces the practical tools and skills necessary to help workers adapt to labour market transitions and challenges; it targets labour syndicates and human resources representatives at private sector companies.

H.E. Faisal bin Abdullah Al Rawas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, inaugurated the programme, emphasizing its significance in engaging with business owners and workers to introduce the key provisions of the laws and gather feedback.
Nabhan bin Ahmed Al Battashi, Chairman of the GFOW, highlighted the programme’s role in clarifying and improving labour laws, emphasizing collaboration with relevant authorities to finalize regulations for implementation.
Representing the Ministry of Labour, legal researcher Suleiman Al Maskari shed light on the wage provisions and its annexes in the new Labour Law, promulgated by Royal Decree No. 53/2023.
Key topics covered under the program include social insurance, wage provisions, economic justification, employment regulations, and dispute resolution mechanisms. Targeting various governorates, the program aims to reach trade unions, human resource representatives, and workers across different sectors.
Its first stage covers the governorates of Muscat, South Al Batina and South A’Sharqiya. Its second stopover will be in the governorates of A’Dakhiliya and A’Dhahira. Its third station covers the governorates of North Al Batina and Al Buraimi. Its fourth station will be in the Governorate of Dhofar.

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