Oman Oil Unions Threaten Strike Action

Oil and gas labor unions in Oman are threatening strike action in a dispute over planned layoffs in the wake of the spending slowdown that followed the global slump in oil prices since the middle of last year.

Speaking to the Times of Oman this week, chairman of Oman’s oil and gas sector union Saud Salmi said the government has three weeks to meet their demands before Oman’s oil and gas workers go on strike.

“Our main demand is that the government should intervene to stop the laying off of workers in the sector. Moreover, the laid-off workers should be taken back or have to be given jobs in other sectors,” Mr Salmi said. (CONTINUED - 308 WORDS)