No plan to increase weekend holiday in Oman: Labour Minister

Muscat: Currently there is no intention to increase the weekend holiday to three days instead of two days in the Sultanate of Oman, saud the Minister of Labour.

This came as part of the Shura Council’s discussion of the statement of His Excellency Dr. Mahad Ba’awin, Minister of Labour, during the seventh regular session of the fourth annual session (2022-2023 ) of the ninth term of the Council (2019-2023 ), chaired by His Excellency Khalid bin Hilal Al Mawali, Chairman of the Council, and in the presence of their Excellencies members.

The statement included four main axes covering several basic aspects, the first of which is the ministry’s policies, plans and programmes during the first executive plan (the tenth five-year plan 2021-2025) of Oman Vision 2040, the second is the legislation and laws regulating work in the public and private sectors, the third is about employment and employment in the two sectors, and the fourth regarding training and qualification.

In his statement, the Minister of Labour indicated that the number of those permitted to be recruited from the non-Omani workforce during the period (2020-2022 AD) amounted to 1.159 million commercial and private.

The number of active establishments benefiting from the ministry’s services reached 195,544, employing 283,982 Omanis and 1,458 non-Omani workers, while the number of domestic workers reached 325,014 which included both male and female.

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