The entrance of the EDL building closed with tires and a chain as contract workers continue their protest in Beirut, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Former EDL workers contracted by the service provider KVA shut down the company's headquarters Tuesday after receiving only half of August's wages.Contract workers Monday also shut down the building of another service provider, NEU Company, for not paying the entirety of their August salaries.The contract workers have been striking outside EDL's main headquarters for more than 40 days.After years of no social security, paid vacations or other employment benefits at EDL, the workers are demanding full-time employment with the company, if not immediately then by the time their contract with the service providers expires in 2016 . But EDL decided to hire 897 out of the protesting 2,000 workers, lengthening the ongoing strike.
Officials warm to garbage plan, residents still cold
Lebanon Communists respond to to top businessman's attack: ‘We’re glad to disturb you’
Anti-govt protesters regroup in Downtown Beirut after day of violence
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE