Monday, October 16, 2006

It's a first... in Oman

The first ever peaceful strike to ever happen in the history of the Sultanate of Oman has occurred today at Rusail Power Plant when the company's management gave 79 employees a notice of three months ahead to find another job elsewhere due to change in management.

This is the first ever strike ever to happen in Oman ever since His Majesty The Sultan Qaboos bin Said - Sultan of Oman - issued a Royal Decree that allowed individuals the right to do so in a peaceful manner without the need for force.

In other news around the Sultanate; Oman finally has a second television programme channel of which will start broadcasting on the beginning of next month - November, 2007.

The new channel will broadcasting different sports events, GCC Arab serials, amongst other programs. This is amongst the new developments along which the Sultanate has allowed other private programme channels to broadcast within the legal borders of the country and to air programs that would better suit the market's taste in the perspectives of their owners eyes.



- Shabiba (Arabic)