Kenaan: bill to grant civil servants full time jobs approved

FEBRUARY 3, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Member of Parliament Ibrahim Kenaan announced on Tuesday the consensus agreement on the bill to grant public administrations’ contractual employees full time job, noting that it included all public administrations contractual employees not only those of the Ministry of Information.

“We asked the civil service council and the Finance Ministry to provide us with information about the number of the contractual employees at all ministries and public administrations,” Kenaan said, adding that they would present this information to the parliament during the upcoming session to be scheduled by parliament Speaker Nabih Berri.

The MP noted that the approved bill would be listed as the first item on the common committees’ agenda.

“I reassure that the bill is approved by the common committees, and a preliminary agreement –even more– has been reached,” the MP said, confirming that it includes civil servants at all ministries, an issue that would solve a grave problem which was supposed to be solved by former cabinets.