| 2 March 2024, Saturday |

Public sector employees to strike on June 17, 18

The association of public sector employees called on all employees in public administrations and ministries for a strike Thursday and Friday on June 17 and 18.

It also asked employees to continue leaving work at 2 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 11 am on Fridays.

The association also urged Director Generals and Head of Departments in public administrations to join employees in their strike, in order to defend their rights, especially that they are also struggling and fighting to survive.

The association said in a statement: “We reiterate our previous demands which represents the employees’ minimum rights and requirements for their continuity in ensuring the workflow in public administrations.”

The statement added that the concerned authorities are ignoring the employees’ sufferings  in running operations, and the escalating measures that have been taken by employees to protest the situation. The associations have called on the authorities to set a an emergency plan for the management of the public administration to provide the departments’ needs from human resources, amid the shortage of productivity requirements, and the employees’ capability to attend.

The association also called for finding an immediate solution for these hurdles, especially that the employees purchasing power have deteriorated to unprecedented levels. They asked for increasing transportation allowance to keep pace with its high real cost, and solving the problem of the low value of health and social benefits in the State Employees Cooperative and the National Social Security Fund.

The association will keep its meetings open to follow up the developments, hoping that it will not be obliged to take further escalating measures.

  • Sawt Beirut International