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PUBLIC SECTOR STRIKE

Civil servants hold sit-in at Saida Serail, demanding improved salaries and medical coverage

Civil servants hold sit-in at Saida Serail, demanding improved salaries and medical coverage

Civil servants gathered in the inner courtyard of the Saida Serail, June 23, 2022. (Photo: Mountasser Abdallah)

BEIRUT — Civil servants, now in the second week of an open-ended strike, held a sit-in at the Saida Serail Thursday, demanding improvements in their working conditions, L’Orient Today’s correspondent reports.

Here’s what we know:

  • “We want justice”; “we want fair salaries,” read signs held by sit-in demonstrators. A protester declared that the strike would continue until the government meets their demands: an increase in transportation allowance, a re-evaluation of medical coverage plans and and increased salaries.

  • The Public Administration Employees Association called for today’s sit-in on Monday.Ongoing June 13, the job action has reportedly disrupted cargo handling at Beirut and Tripoli ports.


BEIRUT — Civil servants, now in the second week of an open-ended strike, held a sit-in at the Saida Serail Thursday, demanding improvements in their working conditions, L’Orient Today’s correspondent reports.Here’s what we know:  • “We want justice”; “we want fair salaries,” read signs held by sit-in demonstrators. A protester declared that the strike would continue until...