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The head of the Union Coordination Committee urged lawmakers Tuesday to adopt the salary scale, vowing to take escalatory measures if the government does not respond to the committee's demands.Earlier in the day, Gharib told a rally outside the Finance Ministry VAT headquarters in Beirut that public employees were fighting a battle for their "existence" in Lebanon.Gharib called for a gathering Thursday aimed at setting up a "social alliance" to safeguard the official exams' certification and the rights of employees and teachers.The UCC had called for a two-day strike Tuesday and Wednesday, a week after the protests were postponed due to security concerns.
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