The headquarters of Electricite Du Liban in Beirut, Lebanon. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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A group of Electricite Du Liban contract workers burnt tires outside the company's headquarters Saturday in a Beirut neighborhood in protest of the number of workers chosen to become full-timers, vowing to observe an open-ended strike.Parliament had passed a law that would employ contract workers to fill vacancies in the company and had asked its subdivisions to specify the number of workers needed.Under the law, which Parliament passed in April, the Council of Civil Service would hold examinations for contract workers to fill the state-owned company's vacant posts after EDL submits a list of vacant posts.
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