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Omanis in private sector to get 3% mandatory annual hike

Oman’s manpower ministry has said its decision issued earlier this month about 3% annual increments for private sector employees is applicable only for Omanis and is not mandatory for expatriates, Muscat Daily has reported. The decision states that private sector companies must pay Omani employees at least a 3% increment on their basic salaries every year. “The new decision specifies that Omanis must get at least 3% hike, but does not prevent companies from giving the hike to expatriate workers too,” a ministry official said.