Libyan Airlines employees in Benghazi protest non-payment of salaries for 30 months

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 26 Jul 2023, 09:29 PM
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Libyan Airlines employees staged a protest in front of the company's administration building in Benghazi to protest the non-payment of their salaries for 30 months.

Samah al-Werfalli, an employee in the company's revenue department, said that she has been an employee of the company for 27 years and hopes to find solutions soon to the company's problems, including the lack of a workplace due to the destruction of the building during the war period, not to mention the debts accumulated by the company as a result of planes being destroyed in 2014 and 2015.

She revealed that the Social Security Fund is demanding that the company pay 20 million dinars, in addition to debts to Brega Company worth 186 million dinars. She added that the Tax Authority is demanding 35 million dinars and the Civil Aviation Authority is demanding the company pay debts amounting to 7 million dinars.

Demands of Libyan Airlines employees

During the protest the head of the company's workers' syndicate, Abdul Ati Al-Drissi, delivered a statement in which the protesters demanded payment of delayed workers' salaries, the maintenance of aircraft inside and outside Libya, the referral of the Libyan Airlines file to all competent authorities in the state, judicial and regulatory, and the accountability of those who caused the company to reach this situation, and the maintenance of the company's headquarters.

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