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Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi chaired a meeting Tuesday with representatives of the private sector and labor unions to review the possibility of raising the minimum wages in Lebanon, an issue which caused heated debate in the country.Azzi has previously proposed raising the monthly minimum wage fromLL675,000 to LL1.2 million.The private sector has previously described Azzi's proposal to raise the minimum wage to LL1.2 million a month as unrealistic given the country's weak economic performance.Azzi claimed that many Syrian refugees are taking jobs away from the Lebanese and are even competing with the Lebanese private sector.
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