By Libya Herald reporter.
Misrata, 14 September 2017:
A planned strike starting on 17 September by ground staff at Misrata airport has been put on temporary hold following a meeting this morning between their representatives and members of a number of the city’s civil society organisations (CSOs).
Ground staff announced earlier this week that they would go on strike on 17 September unless they were paid outstanding salary arrears by that date. They claimed they had not been paid for almost a year.
Today, however, at a meeting with Ramadan Maetig, the manager of Misrata’s association of CSOs, they agreed to postpone their action by a fortnight. During whithath time the local authorities would put pressure on the Presidency Council and its government of national accord to pay them.
The ground staff said, however, that if nothing had happened by then, the strike would go ahead.
Last November, they went on strike for the same reason, saying that they had not been paid for 11 month at that point. The action was suspended five days later when the authorities conceded. They were paid, but they now say they have received nothing since then.