The Union Coordinating Committee’s central sit-in kicked off on Monday from the al-Sanayeh region in down town Beirut toward the Lebanese Central Bank in Hamra, LBC reported. For the second week disgruntled Lebanese public employees were expressing their outrage at the government’s delay in implementing a new system of wage increases.
Ghassan Ghosn, General Workers Union chief called for a general strike starting in May to protest against the government’s performance , National News Agency reported. “[The union] decided to call for a general strike on Thursday May 3, which would include private and public [sector employees],”
Beirut, Lebanon – The General Workers Union said on Wednesday in a statement that it has suspended the strike that was planned for today.”
General Workers Union chief Ghassan Ghosn may still call off at the 11th hour on Tuesday a strike that is planned for Wednesday Oct. 12 after reaching a compromise with the government over the issue of minimum wage increases , according to local reports
Mohammad Shoucair , President of Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon told Al Nahar newspaper in remarks published on Wednesday that he rejects the proposal of General Labor Confederation Union leader Ghassan Ghosn over the increase in minimum wage stressing that such an increase will bankrupt 80 % of the […]