2-Hour Beirut Airport Strike Disrupts Flightsإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Traffic was halted for two hours at Rafik Hariri International Airport as employees joined the strike of the General Labor Confederation, causing delays in several flights.
The National News Agency said seven departing and arriving flights were affected by the strike of Middle East Airlines employees that started at 11:00 am.
“We call on employees at the MEA … to completely halt work from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,” said a statement issued by the union of the airline’s employees on Wednesday.
“The strike will also include the suspension of air traffic and all work at the airport,” it added.
The GLC called for the strike to protest rising oil prices but not all unions observed the general strike.