Sultan Haitham bin Tariq
Sultan Haitham bin Tariq

Ending the sponsorship system in the Sultanate of Oman is a requirement for expatriate workers in the Sultanate and the Omani government agrees to amend the minimum wage and cancel exit visas for all expatriates in the Sultanate of Oman.

The government in the Sultanate of Oman revealed this morning that it has formally approved the Minimum Wages Law in the Sultanate, and it will revoke all exit visas for all workers from expatriate workers in the Sultanate of Oman.

In a related context, this comes in light of the thinking of the Omani government in order to provide the best programs for labor market reforms in the Sultanate of Oman, as well as in conjunction with new developments in the State of the Sultanate of Oman at the present time.

Reducing labor system restrictions for all workers in the Sultanate
In this regard, the Ministry of Community Development in the Sultanate of Oman revealed that the Omani government, which currently relies on more than seven million migrant workers in the Sultanate of Oman, makes up the largest proportion of the workforce, is also planning to ease restrictions on changing the labor system in The lands of the Sultanate.

On the other hand, the Omani government is currently facing great criticism, due to the poor conditions experienced by expatriate workers in the Sultanate of Oman, due to the high cost of living, low salaries, and the cost of their own housing.

The Omani government decides to increase the minimum wage for all expatriates in the Sultanate of Oman
For its part, the Sultanate of Oman wishes to address this problem by raising the minimum wage for all workers in the Sultanate, especially as it is preparing for the time being to start the new job system so that Omani workers occupy at least 80% of government jobs in the Sultanate of Oman And about 20% of government jobs for all foreign workers.

In a related context, a new report of the Ministry of Human Resources and Resettlement in the Sultanate of Oman revealed that the minimum salary for jobs at the present time in 2020 that citizens receive in private sector institutions and facilities, during open employment days or within government accelerators, is not less than 5000 dirhams In month.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in the Sultanate of Oman added that this salary comes in full-time cases in the Sultanate.

For its part, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in the Sultanate of Oman stressed the Ministry's keen interest in ensuring that these vacancies are attractive in terms of quality and remuneration, in addition to the necessity of matching the job title with the general culture prevailing among the job seekers in 2020.

But at the present time, the Omani government is seriously considering setting a minimum level for all foreign workers in the Sultanate of Oman, according to the system of work in the Sultanate, both in the public sector and the private sector.

The Omani government revokes visas for migrant workers in the Sultanate of Oman

 
On the one hand, a new report also revealed that the Omani government is thinking well about discussing a new draft, which is canceling all exit visas for all workers in Omani lands at the present time, and all expatriates in the Sultanate of Oman and all expatriate workers in the Sultanate of Oman.

In this regard, the new report also shows that up to that point, work is still ongoing to enable employees to change the employer more easily.

In the previous year, the Omani government revoked exit visas for some foreign workers from expatriate workers in Oman, but on the other hand, the human rights group in the Emirates deemed in fact the fact that the reforms that the UAE has taken at the present time are not sufficient, due to the lack of formal application on all Foreign workers in the Emirates.


 
For its part, human rights groups have revealed in an official statement during the past days that the new law will allow all companies in the Emirates to formally maintain all requirements for obtaining exit permits to and from Emirati lands for up to five percent of all workers in Omani lands.

End the sponsorship system for all expatriate workers in the Sultanate of Oman
For its part, the International Labor Organization revealed that all new measures taken by the Omani government are a very important step towards supporting all the rights of all migrant workers in Oman, especially as it aims to end the sponsorship system in the Sultanate of Oman in the coming period.

The sponsorship system in all Arab countries is currently considered very popular, especially in the Gulf countries, where at the present time all foreign workers make up a large part of the Omani population.

At the present time in the Sultanate of Oman, foreign workers or migrant workers must obtain in principle the consent of the sponsor before the job is changed, which makes them vulnerable to exploitation as revealed by some human rights groups in the Sultanate of Oman.