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Conflict Incident Report

EDL contractors protest late wages

Date of incident: 
December 26, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
EDL workers

Dozens of Electricite du Liban contract workers in the 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.

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.