Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Lebanon—teachers strike

Contract teachers in north Lebanon are staging a protest strike today over the rising cost of living.

Teachers in basic education in Akkar and the north held a meeting at the Women's Association in Halba to organise a one day strike.

Fadi Akar Obaid, of the committee professors contractors, said in a speech:

"Based on the applications we received from our delegates in schools, and the recommendion of general assemblies in the regions, we call a protest strike at the government's failure to address any new developments concerning hourly pay, transport allowance, health insurance and cash benefits per month."

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