Security forces prevent protesters from holding a sit-in inside the Electricite du Liban branch in Sidon, Monday, August 18, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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The head of Electricite du Liban Tuesday has expressed willingness to talk to the contract workers, despite the company placing its headquarters in Beirut in the custody of security forces and telling its employees to evacuate over what it called an occupation by the protestors.According to Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi, Electricite du Liban Director General Kamal al-Hayek has expressed his readiness to commence talks with the contract workers, a move that could end the communication gridlock between the EDL administration and the protesters. EDL called on striking workers and its employees to report to duty Monday.The striking workers rejected a recent decision by EDL's board of directors to limit the number of employees provided full-time jobs to 897 out of around 2,000 workers.
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