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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Energy Minister Arthur Nazarian called on striking EDL contract workers to give up on their ineffective 'riots,' saying no good will come from them.The main speaker at the event, Jreissati criticized the striking contract workers, warning of possible legal repercussions while saying the law being protested was fair.Describing Electricite du Liban's decision to limit its employment needs to 879 workers as a fair arrangement, Jreissati slammed the politicization of the workers' movement.EDL has called on striking workers to report to duty Monday.NEU, which has a contract with EDL to perform maintenance work in south Lebanon and the southern part of Mount Lebanon, employs many of the striking workers.
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