Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Oman waives huge fines for stranded labourers

Muscat: Amidst frequent news of absconding workers and crackdown against illegals, the Omani authorities and Indian embassy have warmed the cockles of many hearts by showing their humanitarian side by helping stranded labourers reunite with their families.
According to latest statistics released by the Manpower Ministry, 1,120 expatriates, including 273 women, were arrested last month (September) for violating Oman’s residency laws, including entering the country illegally.
The number of expatriates leaving their employers in violation of the Omani Labour Law rose 15.5 per cent in the first half of 2012. “As many as 8,382 expatriates absconded in the first half of 2012, an increase of 15.5 per cent over the same period in 2011,” said Saleh Bin Saeed Al Ameri, Adviser for Labour Welfare at the Ministry of Manpower.
The number of illegal workers from January-June 2012 stood at 7,296, of which 2,448 were detained, an increase of 49 per cent over 4,885 offenders in the corresponding period of 2011.
“The number of illegal expat workers detained in the first half of 2012 rose 51 per cent to 5,402 as compared to 3,569 last year,” he added. Around 3,427 illegal expatriate workers were deported in the first half of 2012 while 2,100 were deported in the same period last year, an increase of 63 per cent.

Source Gulfnews.com

1 comment:

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