File - The General Labor Confederation building is seen in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. (Mohammad Azakir/The Daily Star)
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The Union Coordination Committee is gearing up for sit-ins and strikes on April 29 to press MPs to endorse the controversial new salary scale for government employees and schoolteachers.The GLC said it would hold a meeting on April 28 to approve the strike.The business community and some economists have warned that approving the 121 percent salary increase would further exacerbate the economic slowdown and widen the budget deficit if revenues are not secured to finance the salary scale.
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