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Conflict Incident Report

Sidon municipal workers strike over wages

Date of incident: 
February 22, 2018
Death toll: 
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Sidon’s municipal employees carried out a one-day warning strike Thursday in demand of the application of the salary scale law, as government employees have been doing for months.

The workers are demanding a raise by three grades, which is granted to all members of public administrations by article 17 of the law, known as Law 46.

The strike reportedly paralyzed the Sidon municipalities’ various departments and was attended by Sidon Mayor Mohammed al-Saudi.

Head of the municipality’s syndicate of workers and employees Ali Tawil said the strike was a warning and that the municipality was already implementing all provisions of the law.

He called on Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk to work toward the full implementation of the salary scale law in order to prevent the escalation of protest measures.

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.