Lebanon could be plunged into darkness if part-time workers staging a sit-in at Electricite du Liban’s headquarters don’t evacuate the building, the Daily Star reported today, citing Kamal Hayek, the electricity company’s director-general.
Collection of electricity bills stopped after the employees began the strike more than two months ago to demand the government give them full-time work, Hayek said. He said some striking bill collectors are holding more than $650,000 of electricity bills they collected from subscribers. Most areas across Lebanon are experiencing severe power rationing.
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