By Seraj Essul.
Tripoli, 23 June 2014:
The Ministry of Interior has just fired more . . .[restrict]than 200 employees for failing to turn up to work, in what has been described as “an administrative revolution”.
The sacked workers had either been taking long unauthorised periods of time off or been signing in at the start of the working day and then immediately leaving their offices.
A total of 214 workers from around the country including at the headquarters in Tripoli had been shown the door, said ministry spokesman Rami Kaal. “This is a demonstration that the ministry is getting tough. It is an administrative revolution” he told the Libya Herald.
This is not in fact the first time that the ministry has cracked down on its work-shy employees. The first firings were handed out in January but Kaal said he did not have to hand the number of those involved.
“There are clear terms of service for civil servants,” he said, “and the rules apply to everyone. These sackings are a warning to other employees that they are supposed to do a day’s work for a day’s pay”.