File - MP George Adwan arrives at the Parliament in Beirut, Thursday, March 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanese Forces MP George Adwan Friday urged state workers and teachers holding a weeklong strike to protest Parliament's plan to reduce a wage hike to accept the $1.2 billion pay deal.Adwan, who is a member of the special committee tasked with studying the pay raise issue, said he hoped the committee would present its recommendations to Parliament for a vote by Wednesday.The UCC has warned that it could escalate the strike, and Thursday it called for boycotting official examinations and holding a "day of rage" next week if Parliament fails to meet its demands.UCC head Hanna Gharib called for the strike Wednesday after the Parliament committee cut funding from LL2.8 trillion to LL1.8 trillion.
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