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Oman claims almost 7000 workers absconded in 2011

More than 1000 workers per month running away from employers: report

Oman claims more than 1000 expat workers run away from their employers every month. Photo: Getty.
Oman claims more than 1000 expat workers run away from their employers every month. Photo: Getty.

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An Oman newspaper has published unattributed claims that almost 7000 expat workers employed by Omani firms absconded from their employers between January and May this year.

The report, published by the Oman Daily Observer, claim that 6963 workers absconded from employers throughout the sultanate, while the Al Sharqiya region recorded 1,600 such cases alone.

Hilal al Majidi, in charge of a team of inspectors in Al Sharqiya, told the newspaper, “The efforts of the inspection team continue to control the number of absconding expatriates to help them get out of the country. As many as 182 expatriates have been deported by the inspection team in the region during the first half of this year. This number includes those who were caught, as well as those who turned themselves in to the team.”
 

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