EDL headquarters in Beirut, Monday, July 29, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
BEIRUT: Electricite du Liban Friday called on security forces to deploy at the state-run firm’s headquarters for the safety of its staff after contract workers closed all entrances leading to the building in yet another protest against their employment status.
“[EDL] calls on security forces to take over the central building to preserve the safety of employees and citizens and to ensure the proper functioning of this public sector particularly in terms of stable power rationing for all Lebanese areas,” a statement by the electricity company said.
The company said contract workers closed down entrances to the building earlier in the day in a bid to pressure authorities to employ them full-time.
EDL also noted that Parliament had agreed to pay the contract workers some of the due payments until the Finance Ministry drafted a solution that would resolve their case.
“The [EDL] administration will continue working on resolving the case and is still carrying out its duty in this regard within regulations,” it said. “Such uncivilized and unacceptable behavior will prevent the institution from carrying out its administrative duties, disrupts people’s interests and threatens investments in the institution."
Contract workers have in the past gone on strikes and protested at the EDL headquarters by closing off the entrances and forcing employees to evacuate the building.
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