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Ogero employees demand salary scale wages through strike
Employees at the state-run internet company Ogero in Sidon are holding a strike to protest delays in implementing the new salary scale, local TV station LBCI reported.
The protest, held at the invitation of the Executive Council of the Labor Union, began when employees blocked the doors to the Ogero building in Sidon. They called on the Board of Directors at Ogero to pay their employees according to the salary scale law passed in 2017.
Employees at Ogero are not the only public sector workers demanding the law be enforced. Electricite du Liban employees have been holding a nationwide strike to demand their wages are paid on time and according to the new law. Teachers have warned that education services in the country will be threatened if they are not immediately paid their new salaries. On Dec. 15, Prime Minister Saad Hariri issued a circular urging all public institutions to pay their employees in accordance with the salary scale law, but it has yet to be fully implemented.