On the occasion of Labor Day, Prime Minister Saad Hariri congratulated all Lebanese laborers on Monday, and hoped that the coming months would bring solutions to their problems and difficulties and that the government would offer more employment opportunities and improve social benefits.
Hariri said: "We know that the situation of workers in Lebanon, who form the basic pillar of the production cycle, is not satisfactory at the moment. This is due to the difficulties caused by the increased competition in the labor market as a result of the unusual flow of Syrian workers due to the Syrian crisis, and to the economic regression in recent years resulting from political polemics and the presidential vacancy."
He added: "Despite its limited duration and its action focused on the preparation of the draft electoral law and the organization of the elections, our government has spared no effort to resolve the problems of the workers and their sufferings. It has already begun to take measures to curb the competition suffered by Lebanese workers on the one hand, and to boost the economic cycle and encourage investment to increase employment opportunities on the other hand, and consider the salaries scale as a priority."
Hariri concluded: "We pay tribute to the workers and stress that we will do our best to improve the labor market in Lebanon in their favor, and do our utmost so that they live with dignity in their homeland."
Source: National News Agency