Civil servants and public school teachers protest outside the Education Ministry in Beirut, Monday, June 10, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lawmakers held flurry of meetings to resolve the salary increase deadlock, as the union steps up pressure by taking protest into the Education Ministry Tuesday, days before official exams are scheduled.The UCC pledged not to allow the tests to be conducted unless the wage hike was endorsed first.Rival politicians struggled Monday to clinch a deal over the wage hike bill, in a last-ditch attempt to avert a looming showdown over official exams between the UCC and Education Minister Elias Bou Saab ahead of the crucial parliamentary session.The source said the Future bloc along with its Christian March 14 allies, the Kataeb Party and the Lebanese Forces, would not attend the session, underlining their rejection of the wage hike bill.
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