Muscat: The Shura Council on Tuesday discussed the draft labour law referred by the government.
The Council’s eight regular session of the fourth annual sitting of the ninth term held under the chairmanship of Khalid Hilal Al Ma’awali, Chairman of the Council, also reviewed a report of the draft labour law that included opinion of the Youth and Human Resources Committee, as well as views of the Legislative and Legal Committee of the Council.
The draft law came in (144) articles, divided into 10 chapters and detailed in 14 sections, which include definitions and general provisions, organisation of work, work contract and obligations of the employer and worker. It also included a chapter on working hours, vacations, wages, and employment of juveniles.
The draft law also includes a chapter on occupational safety and health, another chapter on trade unions, general unions, the General Federation of Workers, the law for settling collective labour disputes, strikes and closures, in addition to a chapter on labour inspection and joint dialogue between production stakeholders. The last section of the draft law included penalties.
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