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Conflict Incident Report

Contracted vocational teachers protest unjust conditions

Date of incident: 
August 28, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

The General Confederation of Lebanese Workers and the Committee of Professional Teachers in Vocational Education staged a protest in Beirut’s Riad al-Solh Square demanding rights for contracted vocational teachers, the state-run National News Agency reported Tuesday.

The demonstration, which coincided with a session of Parliament’s Education Committee, called for teachers to be paid their overdue wages and pressed the Education Ministry to administer exams that would allow contracted teachers in vocational and technical education to become full-time workers. It follows a demonstration by public-school teachers two weeks ago, which called for contracted teachers to be given permanent positions.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.