Former Libyan Diplomat Deems Salary Increase Decision “Disastrous”

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The former Representative of Libya to the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi, denounced the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) decision to increase the salaries of public workers in the country by 20%. He described it as a “disastrous decision” that makes the rich richer and the poor poorer.

“The decision is demeaning to workers in the education, health, and foreign sectors, and kills hope for a decent life for retirees. It is the right of workers in the aforementioned sectors to go on strike until they find a government that does justice to them,” he said in a tweet.

Dabbashi explained that the GNA’s Presidential Council should increase the salaries of workers in education, health, foreign affairs, and some other institutions by at least 200%.