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Conflict Incident Report

EDL contract workers stage sit-in in solidarity with KVA employees

Associated Timeline/Case: 
EDL Conflict (starting July 11, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 8, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
EDL workers
Lebanese Civilians

Electricite Du Liban (EDL) contract workers staged on Tuesday morning a sit-in at the company's building in solidarity with KVA employees, the state-run National News Agency reported. The demonstrators also closed the customer care services at the company's headquarters in Mar Mikhael. On Monday, EDL workers held a protest outside the KVA company in Dora to protest against delays in salary payments. EDL contract workers have been protesting for months calling on the government to employ them as full-time staff and to pay their salaries. Their protests have included shutting the gates of EDL headquarters in Beirut and disrupting normal work at the state-run company.

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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.