The Syndicate Coordination Committee, a coalition of private and public school teachers and public sector employees staged sit-ins on Thursday outside various state administration offices to protest the government’s delay in approving a salary increase, National News Agency reported.
The head of the General Labor Confederation ( GLC) Ghassan Ghosn told Al-Jadeed television station that Thursday’s general strike “achieved its objective.” “We did not call for blocking streets but only [for a] peaceful strike and the relevant institutions committed themselves to this call.”
The head of the General Labor Confederation ( GLC) Ghassan Ghosn called Tuesday for a general strike to take place on May 3 by the public and private sectors and warned the government against its “policies of impoverishment.”
Finance Minister Mohammad Safadi criticized the cabinet on Thursday and said that intervened “more than it should” concerning the increase in the minimum wage.
The Lebanese cabinet met at Baabda Presidential Palace on Wednesday evening and approved the wage increases that were agreed on Tuesday night between Prime Minister Najib Mikati and the General Workers Union.
Ghassan Ghosn, President of the Lebanese General Workers Union (CGTL) , headed a delegation to Syria on Sunday and met with Arab Baath Party leader Oussama Odai, National News Agency reported.
Lebanon’s Ground transportation union will meet at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening to discuss Finance Minister Rayya al-Hassan’s proposal to subsidize public drivers’ fuel costs, the National News Agency reported. Hassan has said her ministry is ready to subsidize
Tow strikes are expected to take place in Lebanon… One on Wednesday and another on Thursday