Arab Today, arab today edl unable to carry out maintenance
Last Updated : GMT 02:31:30
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

EDL: unable to carry out maintenance

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today EDL: unable to carry out maintenance

Beirut - Arabstoday

Electricite Du Liban said Thursday it was unable to carry out necessary maintenance work on several major cables across the country due to the ongoing strike by contract workers. “Given the increase in the number of complaints to the company due to the severe power rationing, it notes that the contract workers and bill collectors have been on strike for three months,” the company said in a statement. It added that contract workers have been preventing service providers from entering the headquarters located in Mar Mikhael, Beirut, to do their job, which includes maintenance work as per their agreements with the company. \"We apologize again for our inability to serve citizens properly,\" it said. The state-run firm also claimed that contract workers prevented workers from bringing in equipment to the headquarters and have shut down several branches completely. “Technical teams are working under very difficult conditions with the equipment that they were able to bring from EDL to carry out maintenance work and bring back electricity to citizens,” EDL said. Nearly three months ago, 2,500 EDL contract workers kicked off a nationwide strike to demand permanent employment at Lebanon’s sole electricity provider. The strike, which saw the participation of the majority of the contract workers, has crippled EDL’s operations with most maintenance work and bill collection having come to a halt. In its statement Thursday, EDL said there is a malfunction in several cables and they are under maintenance including a major cable feeding Ashrafieh, a major cable for Tallet Khayyat and the UNESCO premises as well as in Khalde and Boushrieh. The firm also said that the cable breakdown was accompanied by other malfunctions in low and medium tension wires in various Lebanese areas, which “deprive citizens from electricity for long hours.” The statement noted that the scheduled 21-hour power rationing in the Beirut Central district is still the same and that repeated electricity cuts are due to malfunctions. Meanwhile, Energy Minister Gebran Bassil slammed the strike by contract workers and said that street protests had forced Parliament to pass a bill employing the contract workers full-time at the company. Earlier this month, Parliament endorsed a bill to employ the contract workers full-time at EDL but the draft legislation is waiting for the approval of Parliament’s Secretariat. Christian parties, including the Free Patriotic Movement, argue that employing contract workers with the state-run company without a proper mechanism would cause a sectarian imbalance in the public sector. “There are objectors on the street forcing Parliament to legislate the way they want and this is a dangerous precedent,” Bassil told reporters in a news conference at the ministry’s headquarters. He also said that what is happening is an organized plan to spread chaos inside state institutions. “If we continue this way and the blackout happens, who will bear the responsibility for the chaos?” he asked. The minister also said that there was around LL200 billion worth of bills that the company was unable to collect preventing the firm from carrying out maintenance work and paying the salaries of its employees. From DailyStar

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today edl unable to carry out maintenance Arab Today, arab today edl unable to carry out maintenance

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today edl unable to carry out maintenance Arab Today, arab today edl unable to carry out maintenance

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israeli court convicts Palestinians of 2016

GMT 04:39 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Israeli court convicts Palestinians of 2016
Arab Today, arab today Iran's Facebook shuts down

GMT 23:50 2017 Monday ,16 October

Iran's Facebook shuts down
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman
Arab Today, arab today Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show

GMT 12:33 2017 Friday ,13 October

Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show
Arab Today, arab today India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 18:49 2017 Monday ,16 October

India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 10:55 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Safaa Sultan happy for “Love School”

GMT 10:37 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Cara Delevingne accuses Weinstein

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 12:02 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 12:25 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Squeeze on UK health gives advanced

GMT 07:02 2017 Sunday ,15 October

German minister sparks uproar

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 03:59 2017 Sunday ,15 October

US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday