Thursday, 24 January 2008

Strike demands

General Confederation of Workers of Lebanon, Ghassan Ghosn, said the strike was aimed at forcing the government to raise the minimum wage and address inflation.

The union is calling for the minimum monthly wage to be tripled from 300,000 Lebanese pounds (200 dollars, 134 euros) to 900,000 pounds.

Consumer prices rose 3.7 percent in the 10 months to October, led by an eight percent hike in food prices, according to the private Institute of Research and Consulting.

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