Contract workers set up tents in the vicinity of the EDL building in Beirut, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Electricite du Liban's administration and contract workers traded barbs in their ongoing dispute over the laborers' employment status in opposing news conferences Thursday.Electricite du Liban's Board of Directors Chair Kamal Hayek insisted that the company would not submit to the protests of the workers, calling on police to intervene and protect EDL employees. Contract workers have been holding protests at EDL offices for several days, preventing employees from entering the buildings. They are demanding full-time employment at EDL for all of the nearly 2,000 workers, while EDL has only agreed to hire 897 . Hayek said that not all of the workers were eligible to attend the entrance exam.Contradicting Hayek's mention of a "technical and scientific study" conducted by EDL and approved by its 10 executives, Makhoul asked Hayek why the company dismissed other studies by the heads of local constituencies who found that the number of employees needed was much higher than 897 .
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