File - Hanna Gharib, the head of Secondary Teachers Associations, speaks during a teachers rally in front of the Grand Serail in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (Mohammad Azakir/The Daily Star)
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The Union Coordination Committee is set to stage a mass rally and general strike Wednesday to press Parliament to endorse the controversial new salary scale.The president of the committee, Hanna Gharib, threatened to gather thousands to protest near the Parliament building Wednesday, urging all public and private schools to observe the strike.The committee plans to escalate the protest if the MPs do pass the salary hike for government employees and public schoolteachers.The General Labor Confederation, the Association of Bank Employees and representatives of government employees voiced full support for the demands of the UCC, urging the MPs not to delay the wage hike.
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