The representative of the transport unions Bassam Tleiss called for a general strike this Thursday, January 13 with total closure of the roads from 5 am.
All the sections of the central union call for this day of strike, specifies the union official and in particular the fuel distribution companies which will cease the supply of the precious liquid.
The unions had already warned the Lebanese authorities on several occasions about the deterioration of economic and social conditions and more particularly the increase in fuel prices concerning the unions linked to transport.
The news comes as the Lebanese pound broke the 30,000 LL / USD cap against the black market dollar, even now heading to the 31,000 LL / USD cap, as the minimum wage now equates to less than $ 20 per month versus $ 450 just 2 years ago. 82% of the Lebanese population live below the poverty line, estimate the authors of a UN report published last November as Lebanon is going through an economic crisis considered one of the worst crises in half of the XIXth, indicated a publication of the World Bank.