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Civil servants and teachers held a general strike Wednesday in protest of Parliament's delay in passing a draft law to boost their salaries.Only 50 percent of private school teachers, however, committed to the action called for by the UCC, a coalition of private and public school teachers and public sector employees.Parliament, which began three-day meetings Tuesday to discuss a number of bills, is not scheduled to debate the salary increase in light of the joint committees failure to decide on a means to finance the wage hike, estimated to cost the Treasury at least $1.2 billion.Former Prime Minister Najib Mikati's government referred the law to Parliament last year following a series of mass strikes and protests that crippled the public sector.
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