Ogero employees rejected on Thursday a proposal on their working conditions, stalling the resolution of the strike.
Employees have earlier announced that the strike would continue at least until Thursday, as they were awaiting a rise in their salaries.
The employees decided on Monday to continue their strike, despite caretaker Minister of Telecommunications Johnny Corm signing four decrees to better the workers’ conditions.
“Things have been hampered in the Ogero employees’ strike due to the employees’ rejection of the last proposal of securing 128 billion LBP to be paid as social assistance and not as salary,” Corm said on Thursday.
He added that the strike “will cost a great deal.” He noted that the State doesn’t have enough funds in reserve, “so it is not possible to treat all the public sectors fairly.”
The Ogero employees’ strike began on August 30th and has caused breakdowns of internet and telephone services throughout Lebanon, including threatening the workflow of businesses in the country.
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