1,000 workers on strike over pay cuts in Muscat

Salary reductions could start at more than $330 for low-grade labourers
1,000 workers on strike over pay cuts in Muscat
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By Staff writer
Tue 31 May 2016 10:38 AM

More than 1,000 Muscat Municipality workers went on strike on Sunday morning over salary cuts in the public sector, it has been reported.

Salaries for low-grade workers could be cut by a minimum of $330 (OR130), employees told Muscat Daily.

Protesters said they will continue the strike until the government’s decision is revoked.

“This will impact our monthly salary as the cut will be substantial depending on the grade,” said a Municipality employee.

Another said: “The municipality decision will lower our salaries and will affect our families. Many of us have loans to repay and other financial obligations to fulfil.”

Officials at the Municipality refused to comment on the situation and said the decision was up to the Ministry of Finance.

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