Prime Minister Tammam Salam, center, speaks with Minister Elias Bou Saab at the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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After reaching a late-night deal with the union to allow official exams to begin Friday, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab pressed lawmakers Wednesday to resolve the wage hike issue to end the teachers' strike and ensure the tests were graded.Bou Saab said he had agreed with the Union Coordination Committee Tuesday night to postpone official exams for one day in a last-ditch deal that averted a confrontation between the two sides.Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi hailed Bou Saab's decision to hold the exams, but dubbed the compromise deal "shameful".
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