OCCI discusses the challenges of private sector in the labor market

Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry discusses the challenges of the private sector in the labor market

Muscat: The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry discussed this evening the challenges and difficulties facing private sector institutions with regard to the labor market in the Sultanate of Oman and achieving stability, in its first Ramadan evening of this year, which was entitled “Dialogue of the Three Parties of Production to Regulate the Labor Market.” The evening was held under the patronage of His Excellency Sayyid Saud bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Governor of Muscat.

Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Rawas, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said that regulating the labor market is a fundamental goal and a main way to improve the business environment and empower the private sector and sustain its business, noting that the evening brought together representatives from the three production parties: the government represented by the Ministry of Labor, and the cadres.

The worker is represented by the General Union of Workers of the Sultanate of Oman and the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He added that the evening discussed the changes in the Omani labor law and the obligations and rights imposed on employers and workers, while also addressing the qualification and training of the national workforce. His Excellency stated that the evening reviews the challenges and difficulties facing private sector institutions with regard to the labor market and the role of social dialogue in achieving stability in the labor market. The evening, which was held in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nasr bin Amer Al Hosani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labor for Labour, Nabhan bin Ahmed Al Battashi, President of the General Union of Workers of the Sultanate of Oman, and His Excellency Muhammad bin Hassan Al Ansi, member of the Shura Council and Chairman of the Chamber’s Labor Market Regulation Committee, reviewed the changes in the Omani labor law and the regulations and laws of the Omani Labor Fund. Protection Social security compared to previous laws and regulations, while informing business owners of the obligations and rights resulting from the issuance of these laws.

Ahmed bin Mubarak Al-Jahdhami, training supervisor at the General Union of Workers of the Sultanate of Oman, gave a visual presentation in which the importance of labor rights and their impact on society was highlighted in terms of promoting justice, societal and economic stability, contributing to protecting workers, enhancing living standards, and improving productivity and economic performance.

The presentation also touched on the role and objectives of the International Labor Organization and the basic principles and rights that resulted from the Sultanate of Oman’s accession to the organization, in addition to the basic principles and rights in the new labor law. A number of challenges and developments facing labor rights in the modern era were also discussed, including temporary work, the impact of technology on traditional jobs, the lack of balance between professional and personal life, and the possibility of dealing with these challenges by strengthening national labor legislation, enhancing vocational training to enhance worker skills, and encouraging companies to adopt… Sustainable working methods.

It is noteworthy that the Ramadan evenings organized by the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry aim to enhance the knowledge base and economic and legislative awareness of the business community through discussions of economic experts and relevant decision makers and to explore new opportunities for investment and growth by strengthening the knowledge base of the business community through expert discussions and providing a fertile environment for the exchange of new ideas. and innovations in the market.

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