Libyan Ground Handling Company workers suspend strike

Libyan Ground Handling Company workers suspend strike

April 05, 2021 - 21:33
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Ground Handling Company has announced suspending its workers' strike after promises by the Transportation Ministry to meet up their demands.

The company said a meeting with the Transportation Minister, Mohammed Al-Shahoubi, was held Monday and they had agreed on the payment of six months' salaries now and then pay the rest after the government's budget approval.

The Libyan Ground Handling Company workers went into a strike Sunday over delayed salary payments for over a year as the company was unable to pay them because the Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways airliners couldn't pay their debts.

The Transportation Minister has informed the Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, of the issue of the strike and asked for paying the delayed salaries as soon as possible, and according to sources from the company, those promises led to suspending the strike and resumption of flights in Libyan airports, adding that the strike will be resumed if the payment didn't take place.

Mitiga, Misrata, Zintan and Sabha airports endured a suspension of flights of Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways due to the strike of Ground Handling Company workers.