Fuel distributors warned of the repercussions of the public sector employees’ strike, which is paralyzing the country for the fourth week.
The representative of fuel distributors, Fadi Abu Chakra, said in a statement after a meeting of distributors that “the schedule of fuel prices will not be issued today, due to the employees of the General Directorate of Oil’s strike,” adding “If the strike continues, the import of fuel ships will stop, as will the holidays.”
Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati called for “calling for an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers and work to implement the just demands of public sector employees, as the employee can no longer reach his workplace due to the high prices of gasoline and the loss of the value of their salaries due to the collapse of the national currency.”
Abu Chakra also called on the state to “move as quickly as possible before things escalate.” He said, “I did what I have to do. The situation is very dangerous if the strike continues.”