Civil servants and public teachers hold a strike in downtown Beirut, Thursday, August 21, 2014.(The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Union Coordination Committee vowed to continue its fight for the new salary scale, despite signs of weakening resolve among civil servants, with low participation in the general strike and protest called for Thursday.However, the protest failed to draw more than approximately 100 attendees.Speaking at the protest, the UCC head Hanna Gharib said that the unity of the UCC had confronted the political parties' efforts to create division among its groups. Gharib said the unions were currently evaluating the situation and would take legal measures against the passing certificates to prevent their legalization by Parliament.Many students joined in their teachers' protest, showing solidarity despite the issuance of the passing certificates, which has sidelined the teachers' role in the official exams correction process.
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