LF Ministry of Labor - Camille Abousleiman

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The minister is the master of his own ministry. Nor the PM or any other figure can stop him. I wish the minister does what he needs to do and not stop. This is a disgrace if he stops now.
so what's the latest on this? i haven't been following the news too closely, didn't he already submit to pressure?
 
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  • Robin Hood

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    A Palestinian with a business that employs many Lebanese us someone Lebanon should keep.
     
    !Aoune32

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    so what's the latest on this? i haven't been following the news too closely, didn't he already submit to pressure?
    I don't think so. I think the labor ministry is continuing with this.



    SIDON/BEIRUT: Lebanon’s labor minister stressed Tuesday that the recent crackdown on illegal foreign workers has no political motive but rather a legal one, adding that he could not stop the implementation of the law. “I explained to the delegation the measures taken and explained to them the facilitation that is being offered by the Labor Ministry and the law pertaining to our Palestinian brothers, especially their exemption from paying a work permit fee, in addition to other exemptions,” Labor Minister Camille Abousleiman said after meeting a delegation from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions.
    Palestinian protesters Tuesday continued burning tires and blocking roads at the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in an attempt to keep pressure on Lebanese authorities to stop the crackdown. This is the second week of protests by Palestinian refugees against the crackdown on undocumented foreign workers, which they say unfairly targets them.
    Abousleiman noted that Tuesday’s discussions were constructive and that the ministry inspectors, who were inspecting potential businesses for violations, were treating Palestinian employees with the same respect as Lebanese citizens. He added that only two violations out of the 750 issued as of Tuesday were against Palestinians.
    Palestinians dispute this number. Tarek Akkawi, the head of Lebanese-Palestinian Business Forum, told The Daily Star that two businesses in Koura had been temporarily closed by inspectors for employing Palestinians without work permits, but that many more had received violation notices.
    Following his meeting Tuesday, Abousleiman said that the Palestinian delegation was requesting Palestinians’ full exemption from work permits, which he said, “would require an amendment to the labor law.”
    He ruled out the possibility of such an amendment, saying the law was “valid and cannot be suspended.”
    He was also asked to halt to the implementation of the recent crackdown against the Palestinians. “I assured them that the ministry doesn’t have the authority to stop implementing a law for a specific category of people.”
    Abousleiman claimed that he didn’t know what the recent fears and backlash were over, but said he was “ready to do anything, within the scope of the law, that will make this easier.”
    Monday evening, a delegation from the Joint Palestinian Labor Authority had called for protests to continue, but said roads leading to and from the camps should remain open and demonstrators should refrain from burning tires.

    Protesters in Ain al-Hilweh, however, failed to heed this instruction and were seen burning tires and blocking entrances to the camp with iron barriers. As a concession, however, they allowed pedestrians, sick people and emergency services to enter the camp.
    The protests have prevented fresh foodstuffs from entering the camp, as residents continue to live off canned goods.
    One protester, Abu Musa, told The Daily Star “we won’t reopen the road until the [Labor Ministry’s] decision is canceled.”
    “We don’t like burning tires ... but we want to feel like humans and be granted our civil rights,” he added.
    Protests in other Palestinian refugee camps in south Lebanon seemed to have calmed down Tuesday, with protesters refraining from blocking entrances and burning tires.
    Palestinian refugees and officials have stressed that while Palestinians living in Lebanon are considered foreigners, they have a special status as many of them have been here for generations and cannot return to their homeland.
    Last week, Abousleiman attempted to appease protesters by making it easier for Palestinians to obtain a work permit, for example by exempting them from obligatory enrollment in the National Social Security Fund. Tuesday, he said pensions for Palestinian refugees in the NSSF have reached a value of around LL14 billion ($9.3 million).
    Despite the ongoing protests by Palestinians saying that the recent ministry action was unfairly targeting them, the minister has insisted that he is doing no more than simply implementing the labor law.
    “For maybe 50 or 60 years the law hasn’t been implemented ... now the process of doing so has begun,” Abousleiman said.
     
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    Free Patriotic Movement chief Jebran Bassil on Tuesday said the FPM supports the Lebanese Forces in the row over regulating Palestinian labor in Lebanon.

    “The bloc supports the LF in the issue of enforcing the labor law and we hope they will continue with it,” said Bassil in response to a reporter’s question. He was speaking after the weekly meeting of the Strong Lebanon bloc.

    “The bloc backs a stricter implementation of the labor law, and the main reason is providing job opportunities for the Lebanese amid the unprecedented rise in unemployment levels,” Bassil said.

    “This issue targets all foreigners and not a certain group,” the FPM chief added, warning that “anything that contributes to normalizing Syrian and Palestinian presence in Lebanon is a form of naturalization.”

    Last month, the Labor Ministry gave companies a one-month deadline to acquire the necessary work permits.

    After the grace period expired around two weeks ago, it started inspections, closing down non-compliant establishments and issuing others with warnings.

    Critics have said the measure essentially targets Syrians who have fled the war next door, but Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon also fear they will be hit.

    Palestinians in Lebanon are exempt from paying for work permits, the U.N. refugee agency says.

    But Palestinian business owners must still register and pay a quarter of the standard fee.

    Labor Minister Camille Abu Suleiman denied the inspections had overwhelmingly affected Palestinians.

    "Of the 550 violations registered… only two concerned large companies owned by Palestinians," he said.

    "The Palestinian reaction is incomprehensible," the minister said, referring to protests that have engulfed Palestinian camps across the country.

    The Palestinian ambassador in Beirut, Ashraf Dabbour, has called on the Lebanese government to exempt Palestinians from these measures.

    Palestinian movement Hamas for its part called for "the immediate end to all closures."

    Azzam al-Ahmed, from the Palestine Liberation Organization, discussed the measures with Lebanese officials, saying they went against Lebanese-Palestinian efforts "to organize the residency, work and rights of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon."

    Around 174,000 Palestinian refugees live in 12 camps across the country, a one-off government census said in 2017.

    In 2010, Lebanon's parliament revoked a ban that had barred them from tens of professions for years, restricting them to jobs in fields such as construction and farming.

    But Palestinians are still not permitted to work in professions reserved for Lebanese citizens such as medicine, law, the army, and police.

    Palestinians began taking refuge in Lebanon with the creation of Israel in 1948, setting up camps that have since transformed into bustling, urban districts.

    Their presence has been controversial, with many blaming them for the start of Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war.

    Lebanon says it hosts around 1.5 million Syrians, after they fled the eight-year conflict at home, who have been accused of sparking a series of economic woes in the country.
     
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    استكملت فرق التفتيش في وزارة العمل مهامها ميدانياً حرصا على احترام القانون وعملاً بخطة مكافحة اليد العاملة الاجنبية غير الشرعية التي أطلقها الوزير كميل ابو سليمان.

    وتم ذلك بمؤازرة قوى الامن الداخلي وعلى تواصل مع النيابات العامة حيث اقتضت الحاجة وبالتنسيق مع البلديات.

    وشمل التفتيش 12 منطقة ليوم الثلثاء 23 تموز 2019، وهي: بعبدا، فرن الشباك، الحازمية، الاشرفية، جبيل، تعنايل، ابو سمرا، برقايل، العاقبية، السكسكية، دورس وايعات.

    زار المفتشون 91 مؤسسة ومحلاً. ولوحظ ان عدداً كبيراً منها بدأ استبدال عماله غير الشرعيين بعمال لبنانيين وبالاستحصال على اجازات عمل للاجانب الذين يسمح لهم القانون بذلك.



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    Good job!!
     
    Robin Hood

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    I don't get why Palestinians are protesting? They have the right to work in Lebanon, no?
     
    !Aoune32

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    2 out of like 500 are palestinian businesses. Let them go protest and fight the enemy not protest in our country against our gov.
     
    Robin Hood

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    They have the right to some work not all professions. Henne they like protesting for the sake of it. let them protest.
    How hard is it for a Palestinian to get a work permit? I know the fee has been waved and they no longer need to renew it every year.
     
    !Aoune32

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    How hard is it for a Palestinian to get a work permit? I know the fee has been waved and they no longer need to renew it every year.
    Easy man.
    The work permit is free but business owners require to register and pay 25% of the standard fee.
    Prior to the Syrian presence, Palestinian workers could work in usually low-wage jobs such as construction, restaurants, or day labourers by relying on their refugee status and without having a work permit that is why they are protesting. The law hasn't been implemented for 50 years, hence this minister is just implementing the law. The Palestinians want to get money from the UN as they are refugees and work in Lebanon without a work permit hence they don't pay any fee.
     
    !Aoune32

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    what the minister is doing is actually better for the palestinians. he is making businesses accountable and not to exploit the palestinians workers hence these businesses have to be registered on Lebanese land. why would a business open up and not be registered under lebanese law?
    You have businesses syrian businesses open up all around the country and the gov doesn't end up gettiong one dime from them, now how is that fair???
     
    Robin Hood

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    what the minister is doing is actually better for the palestinians. he is making businesses accountable and not to exploit the palestinians workers hence these businesses have to be registered on Lebanese land. why would a business open up and not be registered under lebanese law?
    You have businesses syrian businesses open up all around the country and the gov doesn't end up gettiong one dime from them, now how is that fair???
    Plus, the current law gives them more working liberties since they have more professions open for them.
     
    !Aoune32

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    Plus, the current law gives them more working liberties since they have more professions open for them.
    Businesses on lebanese land normally exploit their workers especially non-Lebanese ones which work in professions like construction work. They get paid like $300 which is not enough to make a living. The Palestinians to obtain a work permit (which is free) want to be exempted from social security. Social security is also a requirement of the work permit. In other words they are idiots. Why would you be wanting to be exempt from social security? Currently when a Palestinian works in these limited professions he doesn't earn more than say $300. He gets his $300 and after 30 years of service there is no 'taqa3od' for him. Their is no superannuation. No money for him to live off until his dead. Their idiots. They are protesting for nothing. They should protest on wanting to have social security in these limited professions they acquire.
     
    Robin Hood

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    Businesses on lebanese land normally exploit their workers especially non-Lebanese ones which work in professions like construction work. They get paid like $300 which is not enough to make a living. The Palestinians to obtain a work permit (which is free) want to be exempted from social security. Social security is also a requirement of the work permit. In other words they are idiots. Why would you be wanting to be exempt from social security? Currently when a Palestinian works in these limited professions he doesn't earn more than say $300. He gets his $300 and after 30 years of service there is no 'taqa3od' for him. Their is no superannuation. No money for him to live off until his dead. Their idiots. They are protesting for nothing. They should protest on wanting to have social security in these limited professions they acquire.
    Imagine protesting getting more services. I wonder if someone is feeding them Misinformation.
     
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    Imagine protesting getting more services. I wonder if someone is feeding them Misinformation.
    Akide they are.
    Lebanon is a small country which can't even help its own people. We have approx 10K going into the workforce every year with another 15-20 probably sitting @ home. We cannot accomodate the Palestinians and Syrians over our Lebanese people. There is no country in the world that can. The Lebanese are no 1. If they don't work in a profession like construction businesses can take foreigners BUT there is a limit to foreign taking 20% masalan. This should be the scope and it should be implemented.
     
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    اكدت مصادر "القوات" لـ"الجمهورية" تعليقا على اجراءات وزارة العمل تجاه العمالة الفلسطينية ان "هناك قانون يجب أن يُطبّق وهذا القانون يُطبّق لمصلحة اللاجئ الفلسطيني وليس العكس، لأنه يفتح مجالات عمل قانونية أمامه"، مشدّدة على أنّ "وزير القوات كميل أبو سليمان هو وزير مواجهة صفقة القرن والتوطين. وهو يلتزم القوانين اللبنانية ولا يطبّق قراراً متصلاً بوزارته إنما يطبّق قانوناً أقرّه مجلس النواب".

    أما ما يُحكى عن تزامن إجراءات وزارة العمل مع "صفقة القرن" أو غيرها من التطورات الإقليمية، فأكدت المصادر القواتية أنّه "من غير المسموح بقاء لبنان في حالة التسيُّب القائمة، وتطبيق وزير العمل القانون لا يمتّ بصلة إلى أيِّ خلفية سياسية، خصوصاً أنّ علاقة القوات بالسلطة الفلسطينية الشرعية معروفة، ويجب ألّا يربط تطبيق القانون اللبناني بأيِّ استحقاق خارجي".



    وأوضحت أنّ "توقيت وزير العمل يتعلّق بوزارته، انطلاقاً من توقيت تسلّمه هذه الوزارة ونيل الحكومة الثقة، ثمّ وضعه خططاً لتطبيق كلّ ما هو متصل بوزارة العمل، إن على مستوى العمالة اللبنانية أو العمالة الأجنبية أو العمالة المتصلة باللاجئين الذين لديهم خصوصية".


    ورفضت ربط الموضوع بـ"صفقة القرن"، رافضة "ما يُحكى عن خلفية مؤامراتية وربط هذا الإجراء بتوقيت إقليمي"، مشيرةً إلى أنّ "التوقيت لبناني انطلاقاً من مسألتين أساسيتين: الأولى، تتعلق بالقانون فوزير العمل يطبّق قانوناً أقرّه البرلمان. والثانية، تتعلق بالمطالبات الكبيرة والكثيفة من العمال اللبنانيين في ظل الأزمة الإقتصادية التي يعيشها لبنان. فهناك شكوى كبيرة للبنانيين بأنّ العمالة الأجنبية، أكانت سورية أو فلسطينية أو غير ذلك، تأخذ فرص العمل من أمام العامل اللبناني. وبالتالي أمام كلّ هذه المطالبات ذهب الوزير في اتجاه ما يجب تطبيقه بديهياً وتلقائياً".

    وأملت "أن تؤخذ كل هذه المعطيات في الإعتبار بعيداً من منطق المؤامرات ومن منطق التأويل والتضليل، فالمسألة برمتها تنحصر بتطبيق قانون العمل اللبناني، ولا يستطيع أحد أن يزايد على «القوات اللبنانية» بعلاقتها مع القيادة الفلسطينية أو بحرصها على قيام الدولة في لبنان. فالمسألة تتعلّق بالدولة اللبنانية وقراراتها".



     
    The_FPMer

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    Very good work thus far. Lots of Lebanese youth are going back to work to support their parents, themselves or pay for their tuition. Shops and restaurants are firing Syrians and looking to hire Lebanese.
     
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    Very good work thus far. Lots of Lebanese youth are going back to work to support their parents, themselves or pay for their tuition. Shops and restaurants are firing Syrians and looking to hire Lebanese.
    Doesn't look like his backing down which is very good. I wish the other ministries keno metlo.
     
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    He needs to keep going. Social affairs need to be next. Time to look after our people. Our as in the Lebanese.
     
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