8.2.1. Living wage.

Lebanese University promotes decent work and economic growth for the sake of enhancing all staff, the faculty, and students' performance. In this sense, the Lebanese University as a public institution abides by the Lebanese Labor Law and public decrees which define wages according to functions.

  1. Scope of labour inspection

The Lebanese Labour Law is applicable to all workers and employers except domestic workers, agricultural workers, enterprises limited to family members and public servants. The DLIPS supervises the implementation of all laws, regulations, decrees and rules pertaining to the terms and conditions of employment, and the protection of workers in the workplace, including the provisions of international labour Conventions ratified. Labour inspectors ensure the supervision of compliance with regulations regarding conditions of employment and protection of workers including occupational safety and health. In addition, they monitor if trade unions and occupational associations comply with relevant laws, monitor compliance with protection and safety measures in family enterprises and the work of private employment agencies. Under their functions they also investigate collective labour disputes. They are also involved in conciliation and the control of work permits for foreign workers.

  1. Faculty of Law and Political and Administrative Sciences

The university also trains and has careers for training in law. That's why he has the Faculty of Law, which was established in this city in 1959, and the Political Sciences department joined it in 1960. In 1966, its name was changed into the Department of Political and Administrative Sciences, and the faculty was later named the Faculty of Law and Political and Administrative Sciences. It currently has 10,841 students.

The Faculty is divided into five branches in five Lebanese provinces, in addition to the Law Department in French, Center of Computerized Legal Information, Center of Lebanese Legal, Administrative and Political Studies, and the Center of Academic and Research Cooperation. The Faculty of Law and Political and Administrative Sciences at the Lebanese University is the leading source of judicial, legal and administrative cadres in Lebanon. Its graduates are sought after in both the public and private sectors.

  1. Lebanon Salary

A person working in Lebanon typically earns around 2,280,000 LBP per month. Salaries range from 577,000 LBP (lowest average) to 10,200,000 LBP (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

This program constituted a comprehensive approach that sought to reform labor governance, design policies that create productive employment opportunities, and expand social protection to include everyone.

Decent Work Country Programme

As the public educational institution in Lebanon, the Lebanese University adheres to the principles, regulations and laws that protect workers, and considers that attention must be paid to Lebanese youth who face a great challenge due to the lack of job opportunities and high unemployment rates, which explains their desire to emigrate.

The Lebanese University also supports efforts aimed at bridging the gender gap in the labor market, and focuses on the following key points in its strategy of dealing with the issue of decent work and economic growth:

  • Working to restore respect for the social contract that includes human rights in access to education;

  • Providing access to decent work, health and social care, old-age security, housing, transportation and clean environment;

  • Providing comprehensive social protection from birth to old age by establishing a social protection basis that provides a basic level of protection for every person in need, especially in the areas of health and unemployment;

  • Establishing a comprehensive guarantee for workers, regardless of their contracting arrangements or employment status, and basic workers' rights and adequate living wages;

  • Ensuring collective representation of workers and employers through equal social dialogue as a public interest (unions and associations).

The employees and professors of the Lebanese University are considered public sector employees who are subject to special Law No. 46/2017 (public salary scale law) regarding their wages and Law No. 206/2012 regarding the wages for Lebanese University professors.

Increase wages and minimum wages and increase the cost of living of employees, contractors and employees of public administrations, the Lebanese University, municipalities, municipal unions and public institutions not subject to labor law and transfer the salaries of general administrative staff and members of the educational.

Since Decree No. 7426 of January 25, 2012 decided to set the official minimum wage for employees and workers subject to the Labor Law, the cost of living rate and how to apply it, and since the Parliamentary Commission for Administration and Justice recommended in its session of 11/11/2011 to the government “to draft a bill that includes new chains that take into account all the increases that occurred with respect to the inflation rate, in order to preserve equality between the different chains and the privacy of the workstations, in order to end the one-time increases.

Given that the public administration suffers from a large vacancy in its workforce, and the salaries received by employees cannot constitute, in their current state, an incentive to attract skills, and given that the historical vision of the evolution of salaries in the The public sector clearly shows the imbalance that it has suffered and the most recent large gap between the wages of the different workers in the sector. This has negatively affected the work of public administrations. And since many of the laws that imposed exceptional increases or reconsidered the salary chains of some wires, the gap between the salaries of public sector workers increased, either between wires or between workers in public administrations, and since this matter paid those who were not included in the new chains or ranks.