Civil servants protest near the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Civil servants and school teachers Monday called on their colleagues to observe a nationwide strike and take part in a protest against lawmakers' failure to pass the public sector salary scale bill."We call on everyone to observe the planned nationwide strike Tuesday in all ministries, administrations, public and private schools, and technical colleges," the head of the Association of State Employees Mahmoud Haidar said in a statement. He also asked public sector employees to take part in a protest organized by the Union Coordination Committee, in which protesters will march from the Central Bank to Riad Solh Square outside Parliament. The UCC has spearheaded several protests in the past two years in an attempt to pressure Parliament to approve the proposal, which was referred by the government in 2013 .
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