Prime Minister Tammam Salam (L), UCC head Hanna Gharib (C) and Head of the Private Teachers Association Nehme Mahfoud (R) outside Parliament, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The move came hours after Parliament botched another session to debate the controversial salary raise with Speaker Nabih Berri failing to set a date for the next attempt but pledging to convene the assembly as soon as an agreement was reached.Berri met Khalil as well as Education Minister Elias Bou Saad, Transport Minister Ghazi Zeaiter and MP Ibrahim Kanaan from Michel Aoun's parliamentary bloc.Following the meeting at his office in Parliament, Berri held one-on-one talks with Prime Minister Tammam Salam. The UCC had earlier Thursday handed a memo on salary raise demands to Parliament, shortly before the session's scheduled start time.UCC head Hanna Gharib – accompanied by Mahfoud and Mahmoud Haidar, head of the Association of State Employees – arrived at Parliament about an hour before the session was set to begin at 10:30 .
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