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Oman workers union discuss Ministry’s decision to cancel academic degree linked wages

TAS News Service
September 27,2020 12:36 pm

MUSCAT : The General Federation of Oman Workers (GFOW) met Majlis Al Shura Council members on Sunday to discuss the impact of the circular issued by the Ministry of Labour to scrap academic qualifications while fixing minimum wages.

Last week, in a circular issued by the Sheikh Nasr Al Hosni, Undersecretary of Ministry of Labour, stated that academic qualifications will not be a deciding factor for minimum wages for Omani job seekers in private sector. 

“To find out about issues of concern to society and to follow up on issues of public opinion, the Shura Council met with the president and members of the General Federation of Oman Workers to discuss the impacts on job seekers after the Ministry of Labour issued a circular delinking academic qualifications with minimum wages,” the statement from Shura Council said. 

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