3 – Regular violations of rights
The ITUC Global Rights Index

Oman

The ITUC does not have an affiliate in Oman.

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Union representative dismissed09-02-2015

On 26 February 2014, Octal Petrochemicals Company workers went on strike strike The most common form of industrial action, a strike is a concerted stoppage of work by employees for a limited period of time. Can assume a wide variety of forms.

See general strike, intermittent strike, rotating strike, sit-down strike, sympathy strike, wildcat strike
demanding the reinstatement of their union representative, Faisal Al Masahali, who was arbitrarily dismissed after he requested unpaid emergency leave to accompany his brother for a medical treatment outside of Oman. The workers also demanded better wages due to increasing living costs. The General Federation of Oman Trade Unions met the Ministry of Manpower and management of the Octal Company to discuss the workers’ demands, but the company has been stalling the agreement approved by all the parties. The government has banned strikes in essential services essential services Services the interruption of which would endanger the life, personal safety or health of the whole or part of the population. Can include the hospital sector, electricity and water supply services, and air traffic control. Strikes can be restricted or even prohibited in essential services.

See Guide to the ITUC international trade union rights framework
, including oil companies, refineries, ports and airports.

Methonal Holding violates collective agreement25-06-2013

Workers at Oman Methanol Holding Company (OMC) in Sohar and Dalma Energy in Muscat went on strike strike The most common form of industrial action, a strike is a concerted stoppage of work by employees for a limited period of time. Can assume a wide variety of forms.

See general strike, intermittent strike, rotating strike, sit-down strike, sympathy strike, wildcat strike
to protest against the company’s failure to implement the annual salary increases stipulated in a decision by the Manpower Ministry. The ministerial decision No. 32/2012 which was adopted in January 2012 requires companies in the private sector to give a three per cent salary increase annually. Management also refuses to implement a collective agreement reached with the trade union.

Oman’s main oil producer Petroleum Development...30-06-2013

Oman’s main oil producer Petroleum Development Oman dismissed 400 workers who had gone on strike strike The most common form of industrial action, a strike is a concerted stoppage of work by employees for a limited period of time. Can assume a wide variety of forms.

See general strike, intermittent strike, rotating strike, sit-down strike, sympathy strike, wildcat strike
demanding pension contributions and health insurance. Workers were reinstated after negotiations under the auspices of the Shura Council.

Still no national trade union centre30-11-2009

The founding congress of the General Federation of the Sultanate of Oman, the country’s only national trade union centre trade union centre A central organisation at the national, regional or district level consisting of affiliated trade unions. Often denotes a national federation or confederation. , has been postponed several times. It is due to be held, finally, in February 2010. At the end of 2008, the Ministry of Manpower had recorded 58 unions at the enterprise level.

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