Electricity workers block the coastal highway between Karantina and Dora causing heavy traffic, Tuedsay, Jan. 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Caretaker Labor Minister Salim Jreissati will meet Wednesday with a private service provider company after the latter sacked tens of electricity contract workers who blocked a main Beirut highway in protest of the company's decision, leaving thousands of drivers stranded in their vehicles for hours.Sixty two workers were sacked earlier this month from KVA, an electric distribution service provider contracting with EDL, after their contracts were terminated while 400 others are expected to face the same fate.one worker shouted, surrounded by tens of the workers who were recently laid off.The agreement stipulated that hundreds of contract workers with EDL were to be distributed to three service providers after the state-run firm decided to privatize its services.Caretaker Labor Minister Salim Jreissati lashed out at KVA, calling on the company to return the workers.
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