News Rewind: Expat workers on strike dominates headlines this week – Times of Oman

The story on 60 expatriate workers who went on a strike at a camp in Oman dominated news agenda this week.
1.) More than 60 expatriate workers are on strike at a camp in Oman alleging non-payment of salaries as offered in their contracts, and non-supply of food for the last few days. This was the most read story of the week.
2.) Average pay rises in Oman and across the GCC are set to be lower in 2016 than at any time over the past 10 years, despite the rising cost of living caused by cuts in government subsidies, according to the latest research released by online recruitment firm GulfTalent. This was the second best-read story.
3.) Citizens and residents faced a severe shortage of fresh milk due to rains disrupting the road traffic from Dubai to Oman. This was the third best story read on
4.) Muscat’s iconic Muttrah Corniche is set to be transformed into a high octane racetrack as the glitz and the glamour of Formula One heads to Oman for the first time. Red Bull is bringing its F1 Showrun spectacle to the Sultanate on April 8 which is expected to attract up to 20,000 fans. This was the fourth best read story on our website.
6.) Number five on most read stories this week was on airport tax. Outbound airline passengers will have to pay OMR2 extra as tax for every travel from Oman airports from July 1, travel agents said, citing a notice issued by Oman Air.



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