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ITF and Omani union develop government relationship

11 Mar 2020
ITF Arab World regional secretary Bilal Malkawi with the women's committee of the GFOW

The ITF Arab World regional secretary and an ITF-affiliated union have held a key meeting in Oman to build closer relationships with the government.

Bilal Malkawi discussed cooperation across the different transport sectors with the minister of transport in Oman, Dr Ahmed Al Futaisi.

He was joined by the general secretary of the General Federation of Oman Worker (GFOW), Nabhan Al Btashi, and the chief executive of Mowasalat, the Omani public transport company. 

During the visit, Mr Malkawi met with the women's committee of the GFOW and discussed how the ITF could support moves to greater gender quality in Oman.

Finally, Mr Malkawi spoke with the management of the CA Group and secured agreement that the General Federation of Oman Trade Unions (GFOTU) could approach workers about joining the union.

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