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Replace expats with Omanis in government companies: Ministry of Finance

Replace expats with Omanis in government companies: Ministry of Finance

Muscat: A new circular issued by Oman’s Ministry of Finance has called for expatriates employed in the country’s government sectors to be replaced by Omanis, so that they can contribute to the development of the Sultanate.The…

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Oman workers federation records several violations of worker’s rights

Oman workers federation records several violations of worker’s rights

Muscat: The General Federation of Oman Workers has recorded 19 reports of violations of workers’ rights within a span of 5 days. According to the federation, the reports included deduction of wages, forcing workers to go…

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Ministry of Manpower receives over 250 online reports in first quarter

Ministry of Manpower receives over 250 online reports in first quarter

Muscat: Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has received 265 reports relating to employee welfare issues during the first quarter of 2020, as it continues to uphold the precautions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.…

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Auto repair workshop shut down for breaking rules

Auto repair workshop shut down for breaking rules

Muscat: Muscat Municipality has shut down an auto repair workshop in Al-Mabaila for violating rules regarding carrying out work inside the workshop. A statement issued online by Muscat Municipality said: “Muscat Municipality has closed an auto…

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TRC extends date of application submission for graduate research grant programme

TRC extends date of application submission for graduate research grant programme

Muscat: The Graduate Research Grant (GRG) Programme of The Research Council (TRC) has announced the extension of submitting applications to self-funded Omani postgraduate and PhD students currently studying abroad, who have never received any government or…

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TRA, Huawei provide online 5G training programme

TRA, Huawei provide online 5G training programme

Muscat: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and Huawei in the Sultanate began offering a new online training programme during which students and young engineers are given the opportunity to refine and develop their skills in using 5th…

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Manpower Ministry launches VPN for employees in Oman

Manpower Ministry launches VPN for employees in Oman

Muscat:The Ministry of Manpower has launched a virtual private network (VPN) for its employees. A statement issued online by the ministry said: “The Ministry has launched a virtual private network that enables the workers to…

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Oman calls out companies forcing workers to go on unpaid leave due to coronavirus

Oman calls out companies forcing workers to go on unpaid leave due to coronavirus

DUBAI: The General Federation of Oman Workers said forcing employees to go on unpaid leave because of the coronavirus crisis is illegal and violators will be dealt with accordingly, local daily Times of Oman reported.Dozens…

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Forcing workers to take unpaid leave considered a violation

Forcing workers to take unpaid leave considered a violation

Muscat: Forcing local and expatriate workers in Oman to go on unpaid leave during the current COVID-19 situation as a way to avoid paying them their salaries is a violation, the General Federation of Oman Workers…

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Workers in Libya struggle under oil blockade

Workers in Libya struggle under oil blockade

In Libya, millions are battling the threat of the coronavirus as well as the effects of the continuing fighting. A blockade of oil terminals in eastern Libya has seen the government lose millions of dollars…

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