Judges in Lebanon decided to go on strike in the country’s various judicial institutions.
The Judged have decided to walk out over miserable conditions of work and suspension of the payment of their salaries at the exchange rate of 8,000 pounds to the dollar, and the adoption of the official exchange rate of 1,507 pounds per dollar in the disbursement of salaries, similar to all workers in the Lebanese state. However, the exchange of the dollar on the official exchange platform reached 26,500 pounds per dollar, and in the informal market exceeded the ceiling of 32,500 pounds per dollar.
According to unofficial estimates, the number of judges on strike reached more than 350 out of 560 judges in Lebanon.
The statement issued by the striking judges indicated that the salary of the original judge, who spent nearly 40 years in service, does not exceed eight million Lebanese pounds (approximately $245 at the unofficial market exchange rate).