Collective Action

EDL contractors protest late wages

Dozens of Electricite du Liban contract workers on morning protested the ongoing late payment of their wages, briefly blocking Corniche al-Nahr road before being pushed back onto the sidewalk by security forces.

The demonstrators, who work for EDL subcontractor the Debbas Group, have been protesting their working conditions for several years.

Points of contention include the workers’ lack of long-term contracts and the regular delays in wage payment.

A spokesperson for the protesters told reporters that wages had not been paid in more than three months.

In one news segment, a protester said he had been beaten by security forces, dozens of whom had deployed in full riot gear.

December 27, 2017
Actors/ Mobilising structures: 
Affected group (inc. NIMBY)
Mode of Action: 
Road blockade
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: