Musaad Al-burke, a member of the General Syndicate of University Faculty Members, expressed the union’s contentment with the consensus achieved with the government. This agreement addresses the demands of faculty members and assistants, leading to the suspension of their sit-in following the successful negotiation of their financial and occupational conditions.
In a press briefing, Al-burke elucidated that the agreement, endorsed by the Attorney General, mandates an augmentation in the salaries and a merit-based allowance for faculty members and assistants, as per Law No. 18 of 2023 with its subsequent amendments. Furthermore, the agreement ensures the prioritization and organization of the shcolarships file for deserving individuals.
Al-burke emphasized the union’s commitment to persistently monitor all aspects of the agreement, particularly the shcolarships and scientific leave files, until they materialize into a palpable reality.
Additionally, Al-burke, who concurrently serves as the head of Faculty Syndicate at the University of Benghazi, announced the commencement of lectures to make up for the academic loss incurred by students during the sit-in. This initiative might necessitate the voluntary forfeiture of the faculty members’ scheduled vacation for this academic semester, underscoring their responsibility towards the educational process and the students’ future.