Hanna Gharib says the union will not back down on the salary scale issue. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Weakened by scores of unsuccessful protests, head of the Union Coordination Committee Hanna Gharib Tuesday said public employees were fighting a battle for their existence in Lebanon.Gharib called for a gathering Thursday aimed at setting up a "social alliance" to safeguard the official exams' certification and the rights of employees and teachers.The union has held scores of unsuccessful protests over the past months to push Parliament into approving a 121 percent pay raise.
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