Lebanon Education Minister Hassan Diab revealed on Tuesday that the secondary and middle school official exams will most likely be postponed due to the strike by the Union Coordination Committee . He said after meeting with PM Najib Mikati that despite the postponement the schools should complete the academic curriculum.
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.
The Union Coordinating Committee (UCC) held a protest on Saturday outside the VAT building to protest the failure in referring the series of ranks and salaries to the Parliament. President of the Schools Teachers Union Nehme Mahfoud announced that all schools will be closed as of Monday morning
The Syndicate Coordination Committee staged a nationwide strike on Thursday to protest the cabinet’s failure to discuss the controversial new wages scale. “The government backed down on its commitments… The SCC will
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.”
Syrian troops and army defectors have fought one of the biggest battles in Syria’s nine-month uprising while a protest strike shut businesses in a new gesture of civil disobedience, residents and activists said.
Lebanon’s labor minister Charbel Nahhas told a local radio station Wednesday that the Cabinet would Wednesday look into reconsidering its decision on boosting worker’s wage, as teachers across the country went on strike over the deal.
Greek police firing tear gas fought running battles with stone-throwing protesters outside parliament on Wednesday as signs grew the government would succeed in pushing through an austerity plan demanded by creditors.