Prime Minister Tammam Salam says the passing of the wage hike has been suspended due to political disagreement.(The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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BEIRUT:Lebanon will remain paralyzed, with no solution to crippling public sector strikes, until officials are willing to work together to reactivate the government's work, Prime Minister Tammam Salam said.According to Salam, such a political advancement would lead to the reactivation of the Cabinet's full executive authority.Maintaining pressure on politicians over the salary scale, public administration employees observed a nationwide strike Wednesday in response to a call by the Union Coordination Committee, while protesting teachers staged a sit-in near Parliament to press for adoption of a new salary scale.Salam sounded an optimistic note in his remarks to An-Nahar, suggesting the recent return of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Lebanon as three years of self-exile could spark political progress.
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