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Lebanese government 'making progress' on wage hike as Beirut braces for more protests

agenda any topics that could get in the way of the wage hike,” Hanna Gharib, head of the UCC, said during a protest outside the Finance Ministry’s revenues department building. Gharib was referring ... as an alibi to adjourn Cabinet talks.” “You will be fully responsible for that,” Gharib said, addressing ...

21/03/2013 - 09:57 - comment 0

The quest for labor reform in Lebanon

of the Public School Secondary Teachers Association, Hanna Gharib, spoke about his recent experience as part ... the unity shown by the various organizations in the UCC, they are still divided on many issues. Gharib ... the private school teachers union pulled out in the first few days, fearing retribution. Gharib and others ...

27/10/2013 - 13:48 - comment 0

Strike action rumbles on in Lebanon

before we paralyze all the ministry’s departments,” UCC head Hanna Gharib told the demonstrators. ... on with the open-ended strike to block all administrative work,” Gharib added. “The state belongs to its sons, ... for ratification. As Gharib was addressing protesters outside the VAT department in Beirut, major cities ...

21/02/2013 - 12:19 - comment 0

Beirut port targeted by civil servants

of about 300 public workers, spearheaded by the head of the Union Coordination Committee Hanna Gharib ... the ports’ [customs fees],” Gharib said, addressing the government. “Smuggling via the Port is not done ... Describing the marina venture as illegal, Gharib said Zaitunay Bay with restaurants, cafes and boutiques ...

14/03/2013 - 14:51 - comment 0

Unions to take fight to the ports in Lebanon

he said. UCC head Hanna Gharib accused the Economic Committees, a private sector group which ... and public school teachers] and students and parents,” Gharib said, addressing the government. ... brought up. During the rally outside the Education Ministry, Gharib vowed that the unions would carry ...

13/03/2013 - 08:36 - comment 0

Lebanese unions warn wage increase delays harming economy - unions

the slow growth,” Hanna Gharib, addressing Mikati, said as protesters rallied outside the Tender ... to be taken into account when considering the issue of the pay hike. Gharib said Thursday the government ... protesters. “Refer the salary scale to Parliament and then growth will go up,” he told Mikati. Gharib ...

07/03/2013 - 12:03 - comment 0

“Day of rage”: Lebanon’s salary scale for civil servants to come under serious scrutiny

on his call last week for a “day of rage” to coincide with Parliament’s session, UCC leader  Hanna Gharib  threatened Tuesday to wage a popular uprising if MPs failed to meet the demands of public sector ... authority. Either we are ruled by justice or we are ruled by a bunch of criminals,” Gharib said. Speaking ...

14/05/2014 - 00:20 - comment 0

Lebanese union accuses finance ministry of 'intentional errors'

the Private Teachers Association, a key group in the UCC. Hanna Gharib, head of the UCC, echoed Mahfoud’s ... the protest to call for an end to the violence in Tripoli, Gharib and Mahfoud said. “We recognize ... that affect the future of our students,” Mahfoud added. However, Mahfoud and Gharib said ...

23/05/2013 - 13:18 - comment 0

Lebanon's unions preparing for strike action

and they continue to give empty promises,” said Hanna Gharib, head of the UCC, a group of public and private ... are not concerned by political pressure, and we want to secure our rights.” Gharib said by next week most public ... and most teachers are firm in their support for the open-ended strike,” he said. Gharib added ...

10/02/2013 - 13:19 - comment 0

Where next for Lebanon's strikers?

schools and some private schools in Lebanon held no classes Wednesday. Addressing protesters, Hanna Gharib, the head of the Secondary Teachers Association, said that an economic strategy which Mikati ... in the upcoming five years [because it] will witness inflation,” Gharib said. Under Mikati’s study, according ...

13/12/2012 - 09:16 - comment 0