File - The entrance of the EDL building closed with tires and a chain as contract workers continue their protest in Beirut, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A long running long dispute between Electricite du Liban contract workers and their management which culminated into a four-month-long strike has been settled, head of the contract workers' committee said.The deal will likely see the dismantling of tents set up at EDL's Beirut headquarters where the striking workers have been camped out since August, preventing the state-run company's administration from accessing the building. A source close to the EDL workers told The Daily Star that the company will not employee the nearly 2,000 striking contract workers who are demanding full-time employment, but only the 897 it had agreed to employee which sparked the strike.The strike was launched after EDL during the first week of August announced that it would only hire as full-time employees 897 of the nearly 2,000 contract workers.
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