Transport unions call for strike in Lebanon

Ahram Online, Tuesday 17 May 2011

Sector is demanding the government take steps to curb rising fuel prices

Lebanese transport unions will hold a nationwide strike on 19 May demanding the government remove taxes and fees on fuel prices and the creation of a price cap for rising gasoline prices, reported The Daily Star, citing a statement by public transportation unions. 

Fuel prices have been on the rise in the past two months with the price of gasoline graded at 98 octane reaching LL37,500 per 20 litres on 11 May, while gasoline graded at 95 octane was priced at LL36,800 per 20 litres.

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