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Conflict Incident Report

EDL contract workers pledge continued protests

Associated Timeline/Case: 
EDL Conflict (starting July 11, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 13, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
EDL workers

Electricite Du Liban's contract workers on Wednesday 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.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.