Some 200 of Oman Air's staff based here in Muscat have gone on strike since 31st May - daily updates on the Oman Air facebook page has indicated that over 80% of their scheduled flights have been on time, and the impact to their passengers has not been particularly great.
There's no real explanation why these people have gone on strike, other than that they want reduced hours and more salary, but one might draw the conclusion that those who have gone on strike never actually did much very work, and those that haven't gone on strike seem to have taken up the slack with few problems. The proofs in the pudding eh?
In this modern age of Oman, with enforced labour laws and minimum salaries, I personally question why labour unions were ever even allowed to be formed here, but for me this just smacks of employees attempting to hold their employers to ransom with an ambush strike with no warning given (according to Gulf News article statement) - something against the law here.
Ho hum. The point of blogging this is to let you know if you are flying with Oman Air in the next couple of days you might see some delays.