Lebanese labour union warns of big strikes

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May 19, 2019-

BEIRUT: A major Lebanese labour union vowed on Friday to ramp up strikes and protests across the country if the government cuts wages or benefits as part of its 2019 draft budget. Lebanon’s cabinet has met almost daily to complete a budget that tries to get its large deficit under control and rein in one of the heaviest public debt burdens in the world. Friday’s cabinet session, which some ministers had said they expected to produce an agreement on the draft budget, ended without one, and ministers said they would meet again on Sunday. Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri says this may be the most austere budget in Lebanon’s history. (REUTERS)


Published: 19-05-2019 09:37

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