Collective Action

EDL contract workers pledge continued protests

Electricite Du Liban's contract workers staged a sit-in at EDL's premises within the frame of the part-timer's pledge of continued protests against a state memo which allows full-time jobs to 800 out of 1800 part-time employees.

Libnan Makhoul, head of the contract workers' committee said in a delivered word that he'd been subject to pressure and threats for accusing private service companies of being behind the major squandering hitting EDL.

Makhoul said that the company's accounts should be subject to heightened scrutiny to determine which side had burned EDL with huge squandering figures -- part-timers or private service companies.

He also refused holding EDL part-timers responsible for the deteriorating condition of electricity in Lebanon, saying that the condition had been the same all along. 

August 14, 2014
Actors/ Mobilising structures: 
Workers group (inc.union, syndicate, etc.)
Mode of Action: 
Reform (advocating for limited change in political, socio-economic etc.)
Cause/ Grievances/ Framing CA: 
Access to socio-eco rights
Spatial characteristics: 
Location on the Lebanese territory
State response: 


Village Name: 
Corniche El Naher
Local Name: