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NOC & oil workers demand 67% salary increase from the Presidential Council

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Oil and Gas Workers Union expressed disappointment at news circulated on social media regrading the decision of the Presidential Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) to exclude oil sector salary increases from the 2019 budget.

This came during a meeting between NOC chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, and President of the Oil and Gas Workers Union, Saad Dinar El-Fakhri, on Sunday.

According to a statement by NOC, Sanalla and El-Fakhri discussed “a road-map that will help ensure the deserved pay-rise is approved in parity with other numerous recently adopted public sector pay increases, such as for education, healthcare, defense and the interior.”

NOC included a 67% salary increase in its 2019 operating budget submission to GNA on December 5, 2018.

GNA announced two weeks ago that it agreed with the Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL) on a 2019 budget worth 46.8 billion dinars ($33.83 billion).

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