Oman labour law amendments to serve workers


He was addressing members of the house after they approved a report by the council’s legal committee on the proposed changes in the Labour Law here on Sunday. The draft amendments, in some articles of the law, especially those governing absconding expatriate workers, had been referred to the Majlis for its comments by the government. The legal committee’s viewpoints and recommendations were endorsed by the house after extensive discussions over several days. Omar bin Ali Al Hosani, Deputy Chairman of the Majlis, meanwhile, clarified that the committee’s study was “limited only to the articles to which the amendments will be introduced and nothing beyond that.”



The report is divided into two parts — the first deals with the draft amendments, the reasons and justifications for them, and the second contains the committee’s viewpoints and recommendations.



The report was approved with some modifications that the house felt appropriate and has been sent to the Council of Ministers.



Also on Sunday, the Majlis finalised a programme for proposed ministerial statements before the house during its next session. Ministers in charge of economy, commerce and human resources are slated to address the council. Members also approved the Majlis’ annual budget for 2009.


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