Majlis discusses labour issues

MUSCAT: During its 4th meeting of the second annual sitting (2016-2017) of the 8th term under the chairmanship of  Shaikh Khalid bin Hilal al Maawali, Chairman of Majlis Ash’shura, the office of the Majlis Ash’shura hosted the chairman and members of General Federation of Oman Trade Unions (GFOTU).
The meeting discussed a number of labour issues related to workers at the private sector, the Labour Law and the Social Insurance Law.
The meeting also discussed the layoffs by some oil companies that have contracts, as well as other issues related to job seekers.
On the sidelines of the meeting, the Office reviewed the letter of the head of the Economic and Financial Committee on the committees report on studying the hindrances facing the private sector and the incentives required to increase its contribution to the GDP.
The meeting discussed the inquiry submitted to the Minister of Education about students affiliated to Omar bin al Khattab Institute for the Blind.
The Office also reviewed the reply of the Minister of Higher Education on the requests by 19 Omani holders of master degrees including 8 graduates of the national postgraduate programme.
The reply indicated that the experience requirement is made by the employers. As for the English language proficiency requirement in the academic job, the reply said that language proficiency is one of the basic requirements that help academic staff present their subjects in a professional manner. The meeting also approved the minutes of the previous meeting and the follow up report of the implementation of the previous meeting decisions. — ONA