EDL contract workers burn garbage containers during a protest in Beirut, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. The Arabic writing reads: "Contract workers but we have honor." (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Electricite du Liban's contract workers staged a protest Monday against a new decision giving full-time employment to only a portion of them, closing all the entrances to the public company.At EDL's facility in Sidon, contract workers held a similar strike, shutting the company's door and burning wood sticks in protest of the company's decision.EDL specified that its organizational needs dictated that only 891 of the 2,000 contract workers be provided full-time employment at the company.The workers will gather at EDL at 8 a.m. and begin their march at 9:30 a.m.
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