Civil servants and public school teachers rally outside the Tourism Ministry in Hamra, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Civil servants and public school teachers threatened Friday to observe an open-ended strike on June 7 if lawmakers again fail to endorse the controversial salary hike bill.The boycott includes the proctoring of exams, creating questions and correcting the tests.Parliament was not able to convene Tuesday for a session scheduled to debate the wage hike, failing to achieve quorum.The UCC's announcement means that official exams will almost certainly be delayed. Bou Saab urged MPs to consider the salary scale a matter of "utmost importance" for the "national interest" after Christian lawmakers said they would not discuss any issue aside from the presidential elections unless it was of exceptionally high importance.
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