Lebanon utility calls for end to strike

04 September 2014

Strikes over contracts have resulted in prolonged blackouts in some areas

Lebanon’s state utility company Electricite du Liban (EDL) called for all employees to return to work on 4 September after a week-long strike over contracts.

EDL contract employees went on the latest strike on 1 September to demand that all of the company’s 2,000 contract workers were made full-time employees. EDL had decided to make only 879 of the 2,000 full-time.

EDL contract employees have held a number of strikes and protests in recent weeks, resulting in prolonged blackouts.

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