The General Syndicate of Libyan Doctors confirmed that it is planning to announce a general strike in all health facilities if the government did not answer the demands of the members of the union to increase salaries of medical workers.

In a post on its official Facebook page, the union stated that the decision to strike would be taken unanimously, following consultations with the general medical, auxiliary and administrative unions.

The union added that the decision of the general strike will be an extension of similar decisions of partial strikes, which took place in the previous period, after the request of the Government of National Unity (GNU) to include the salary increase in the proposed budget to the House of Representatives.