Central Bank workers on Tuesday, May 7, called off an indefinite strike initiated a day prior. The head of the central bank employees' union reported the suspension of the strike during negotiation talks with the government, following positive discussions between the union and government officials. The strike was initially called to protest upcoming government budget proposals that could result in a decline in worker's wages and cuts to employee benefits. The work stoppage led to a suspension of trade on the Beirut Stock Exchange on Monday, May 6.
Individuals in Beirut are advised to monitor situational developments to the situation, avoid any potential protests or demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.
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