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Civil servants, teachers and labor unions will take to the streets across Lebanon Wednesday to protest against Parliament's failure to ratify a wage hike after Parliament's Joint Committees was unsuccessful in securing the funds for the proposed salary scale.Addressing the Cabinet at Baabda Palace, President Michel Sleiman said the issue of the salary scale was "very delicate" and needed to be addressed carefully by Parliament because it was linked to the state budget.A parliamentary source told The Daily Star that discussions to reach an agreement over resources to fund the wage hike had been postponed until after a two-day legislative session scheduled to begin Wednesday.In addition to raising VAT, discussions also touched on 18 proposals made by the government to solve the stalemate over the salary scale.The Union Coordination Committee vehemently rejected Salameh's proposal, insisting that the salary hike be paid in full.
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