Civil Servants Suspend Nationwide Strike

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Civil Servants Suspend Nationwide Strike

Public sector employees on Wednesday suspended their strike pending the final version of the 2019 state budget set to be approved by the government, warning that all options remain on the cards should the endorsed blueprint turns out to be detrimental.

Civil servants had been staging a nationwide strike since last week to warn the government against cutting their salaries or reducing their end-of-service benefits as part of its 2019 austerity budget.

The Cabinet is set to hold a final reading of the draft budget today.

The League of Public Administration Employees warned that it would “return to striking if necessary”, according to a statement carried by the National News Agency.