| 28 May 2022, Saturday |

Where is the proposal to raise the transportation allowance?

Last week, there was talk about raising the transportation allowance to one hundred and fifty thousand pounds for each working day in the private and public sectors, and about raising the value of the school grant and family compensation.

Where did those decisions become, and is the Lebanese citizen able today to meditate after his dreams are in the wind?

To answer this question, the President of the General Labor Union, Dr. Beshara Al-Asmar, joined us.

Today, the United Nations considered that the Lebanese state and the Central Bank are responsible for an unprecedented financial crisis that has led to the unnecessary impoverishment of the majority of the population, who are floundering to secure their minimum needs.

In a report issued by the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Olivier de Schutter, after his visit to Lebanon in November 2021, the international organization said that Lebanon must change its course.

According to the report, the Lebanese state, including its central bank, is responsible for human rights violations, including the unnecessary impoverishment of the population, which resulted from this man-made crisis that could have been completely bypassed.

  • Sawt Beirut International