EDL workers protest in Beirut, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Electricite du Liban warned Thursday that the electricity rationing across the country could get worse if contract workers do not end their occupation of the company's headquarters.The 1,600 contract workers have vehemently rejected the offer by EDL's management to undergo written and performance tests, after which the company would recruit only those who passed.EDL argues that there are vacancies for 860 employees and that the part-time workers have previously agreed to these terms. It has offered the redundant staff two months salary for every year they worked with the company. Before the occupation of EDL's building, the same regions experienced 11 hours of electricity rationing this summer.
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