The chairman of the General Federation of Oman Trade Unions Nabhan bin Ahmed Al Battashi has stated that the removal of NOC is important considering the impact of the Covid19 pandemic, which, according to the chairman has revealed the need for resilient economies that can adapt to changing situations.
The removal of NOC, will reduce human trafficking and provide better employment opportunities for workers, says the chairman. Al Battashi welcomed the government’s efforts to improve the economy and stave off the worst of its impacts by the pandemic, by introducing measures such as the Medium Term Fiscal Balance Plan.
Trade unions provided employees with assistance during the pandemic came in the form of safeguarding their rights, taking care of their interests, and representing them in matters concerning worker welfare, all of which fall under the responsibilities of trade unions, said Mr Al Battashi.
The private sector and its workers should have the flexibility necessary to face such economic repercussions, as well as ensure economic sustainability, and the continued welfare of employees, added the Chairman.
The setting up of the Job Security System had a big impact in strengthening the social security structure – the GFOTU and a number of relevant organisations played a prominent role in its approval. The system improves the safety available to private sector employees, including some protection from threats to their future job stability. The JSS is crucial during the pandemic for shielding some workers from mass layoffs carried out by companies, said Al Battashi.