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Conflict Incident Report

Ogero employees demand salary scale wages through strike

Date of incident: 
January 12, 2018
Death toll: 
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

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.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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.