Contract workers with Electricite Du Liban burn tires on Charles Helou Highway in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, August 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Electricite du Liban (EDL) warned Tuesday that technical, administrative and financial work at the facility would be totally paralyzed, disrupting regular power supply, if contract workers continued to bar EDL employees from reaching their workplace.The protesters gathered at the EDL building early Tuesday and then marched to the ministry, shouting slogans rejecting the decision of the EDL board of directors to limit the number of employees provided full-time jobs to 897 out of the 2000 workers.EDL specified that its organizational needs dictated that only 891 of the 2,000 contract workers be provided full-time employment at the company.According to EDL, 2,000 workers will take an exam at the Civil Service Council, with the best 891 being hired.
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