Health sector workers on a protest for a salary increase and the activation of resolution 885

Libya's Healthcare professionals demand the release of their salaries, an increase in payments and the activation of resolution 885

The protesters threatened that if their demands are not met, they will go on a general strike across the country, possibly causing a massive healthcare disaster. [Photo: Facebook]
Yesterday evening, a demonstration was held in front of the Prime Minister’s Tripoli headquarters by a number of health workers and medical unions demanded the activation of decision No. 885 of 2019 on the adjustment of salaries for health sector employees.

The protesters confirmed their meeting with Government Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabeiba in a statement broadcast on Facebook on the official page of the General Union of Libyan Doctors.

Additionally, the protesters met with the Director of the Prime Minister’s Follow-up Department to discuss the activation of Resolution 885, the release of overdue salaries for medical professionals, the release of salaries for employees fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as other matters related to the health sector and payment delays and issues.

The protesters threatened in their statement to escalate to a general strike at all health facilities and to offer legal resignations to all medical and medical personnel assisting in all areas of Libya if Decision No. 885 of 2019 is not activated within ten days.

The Medical Public Trade Unions have accepted full legal and moral responsibility for the consequences to the legislative and executive branches of the State in the event that the resolution is not implemented and a general strike is called in all health facilities throughout the country.

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