By Libya Herald reporter.
Benghazi, 23 September 2017:
School teachers in the east of Libya are threatening to go on strike when the new academic year starts on 1 October unless pay demands are met. They want a 100-percent salary increase. They are also demanding full health insurance.
According to statement from the teachers, a group met House of Representatives president Ageela Saleh some ago and he supposedly expressed his support for them. They nonetheless say that regardless of this, they will strike if the interim government in Beida does concede their demands. They also say that the strike will cover “all the liberated areas” – in other words all those areas not just in the east of the country that accept the legitimacy of the Thinni government but those in the west and south as well.
There have been a number of teachers’ strikes across the country since the revolution, usually over pay. The last time teachers in the east went on strike was in 2013, over late payment of salaries.