Benghazi, 3 June 2013:
A number of employees of Waha Oil Company demonstrated outside the company’s offices in Benghazi’s Guwarsha district today, . . .[restrict]demanding not to have to pay taxes any more and that they be paid double time for working on Fridays, Saturdays and at weekends.
The demonstations, organised by union activists in the company, were supposed to take place at Waha offices across the country. However, there was no noticeable action outside the Tripoli headquarters.
The union have specifically called for Jihad and Income taxes not to be levied on staff salaries. The three-percent Jihad tax for individuals (four percent of companies) was introduced by the Qaddafi regime, supposedly to fund national defence.