Saturday, 23 Nov 2019 | 26 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Over 109,000 labour law violators held in five years

Over 109,000 labour law violators held in 5 years

In an emailed reply to Muscat Daily, the ministry stated that it has also carried out a study on absconding expatriate workers.

It is titled, ‘The expatriate labourers who have absconded from their jobs – which they are authorised to work in (Causes, Risks and Proposed Solutions)’.

The study focuses on expatriate workers who run away from their jobs, the causes and proposed options to tackle the difficulty.

MoM has stated that it is operating on a number of fronts to tackle the difficulty of illegal workforce in the nation.

“The difficulty of illegal labourers is becoming looked into by us to regulate the job industry. Illegal workforce has an adverse impact on the nation’s labour industry, safety and economy.

“These illegal workers are employed in small and medium sized projects and it is a phenomenon that exists in all countries. The reason behind the increase in their numbers is connected to the population density and the volume of development projects and investments.”

The ministry is operating to tackle this difficulty, very first by regulating the labour industry via the introduction of laws regarding illegal workers and second via inspections. “These teams function about the clock in cooperation with the competent authorities and make visits to the function websites primarily based on tip-offs.

MoM stated that its inspection teams adhere to-up with private sector organisations from time to time to make sure there are no unauthorised labourers employed in their premises.

“All private sector organisations have to abide by the Omani Labour Law and the ministerial decisions,” it stated.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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