University Professors Threaten of Nationwide Strike in Libya

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On Wednesday, the General Syndicate of University Faculty Members in Libya organized a protest for all faculty members throughout the country.

The syndicate’s official Spokesman, Hussein Al-Alam said that they are protesting against the state’s failure to respond to their demands, despite the availability of solutions. This came in exclusive statements to the Fawasel platform.

“We agreed to engage in a complete, open, and comprehensive strike, including administrative staff in higher education institutions. We will resort to international organizations and the UN mission to ensure our rights. Those in charge of the state do not listen to their people,” Al-Alam said.

The spokesman for the General Syndicate of University Faculty members called for adding the technical education segment and the National Authority for Scientific Research, and forming an executive committee to approve it, according to Resolution 126 for 2021 and Law No. 4 of 2020.

He stressed the need to disburse scholarships for faculty members which have stopped since 2014, and to pay the salaries of members who have not been paid since 2016.

Al-Alam condemned the statement of Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba in his meeting with former German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and her call to allow Libyans to immigrate to Germany.

The spokesman for the General Syndicate of University Faculty members On Wednesday, noted that this, “brain drain threatens to empty the country of its competencies at a time when it is seeking to extricate the state from the muck of backwardness.”