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Labor unions announce plans for 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. 'day of anger' tomorrow


Labor unions announce plans for 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. 'day of anger' tomorrow

Demonstrators burned tires in Saida on Tuesday to show their anger over the deterioration of living conditions in Lebanon. (Credit: Mountasser Abdallah/L'Orient Today)

BEIRUT — Labor unions, including the land transportation unions, will commence a general strike Thursday. The groups’ “day of anger” will run from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. General Confederation of Lebanese Workers head Bechara al-Asmar warned in a news conference that the strike “will be extended to other days if officials do not implement agreements” on increasing workers’ allowances.

Here’s what we know: 

    • The news conference began with a speech by Asmar in which he pointed out that “many agreements have been made with officials on public sector and transport allowances, none of which has been implemented despite the approval of the prime minister in the presence of the concerned ministers.”

    • Asmar addressed all Lebanese, and called for “intensive participation in all Lebanese regions to raise the voice on officials’ disregard about people's lives.”

    • For his part, Bassam Tleis, head of land transportation unions, thanked “all the unions supporting the day of anger, especially the leadership of the General Labor Union, the farmers' union, the public truckers’ union in Beirut port, the school van union and the teachers' unions in private schools.”

Gathering sites for the strike in Beirut are as follows:

Dora roundabout

Beirut sea route

Galerie Samaan intersection

Mar Mikhael Church intersection

Msharafieh intersection

Kafaat roundabout

The triangle of Khaldeh

Bachamon-Armoun junction

Reggi-Hadath junction

Hadath-Kafaat intersection

Old Airport Road

Sports City

Barbir bridge

Barbir tunnel

Beshara al-Khoury intersection

Beshara al-Khoury tunnel

Mazraa-Cola junction

The UNESCO triangle

Mkalles roundabout

Antelias - Faouar

Nahr al-Mot triangle

Ozai Triangle 


BEIRUT — Labor unions, including the land transportation unions, will commence a general strike Thursday. The groups’ “day of anger” will run from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. General Confederation of Lebanese Workers head Bechara al-Asmar warned in a news conference that the strike “will be extended to other days if officials do not implement agreements” on increasing workers’...