NNA - The Union of Bakeries in Lebanon on Thursday decided to stop distributing bread outside bakeries across the country.
The Union’s decision was made during a meeting which discussed the outcome of an earlier encounter with Minister of Economy and Trade, Raoul Nehme, and which reportedly resulted in disagreement over the union’s demands.
In a statement issued in the wake of the meeting, the union expressed its deep regret that negotiations with the Minister of Economy had failed to reach an agreement over the cost of a bread pack.
“This negatively affects the ability of bakeries to distribute bread to other stores; thus, the union has decided to stop distributing bread to all the Lebanese regions, and to restrict selling bread to bakeries only,” a statement by the union read.
“The decision will take effect as of Monday morning, April 20, 2020, at the current price and weight,” the statement added, ridding the union of any responsibility for the overcrowding that will most likely be witnessed in front bakeries.