The parliamentary joint committee convenes at the Parliament in Beirut, Friday, March 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Parliament Website, HO)
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The parliamentary joint committee failed Friday to agree on how to finance the controversial salary scale increase as the Union Coordination Committee threatened to escalate the situation if its demands were not met.However, Future MP Ghazi Youssef dismissed Kanaan's plan to finance the new salary scale as unrealistic and called on his colleagues to find a more realistic proposal that would not add strains to the government's budget.The head of the Union Coordination Committee, Hanna Gharib, threatened to take steps to force Parliament to pass the salary scale.One MP told The Daily Star that most of the proposals to fund the salary scale were unrealistic.
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