File - Civil servants and public school teachers march toward Parliament in protest of government's failure to pass a wage hike bill on April 29, 2014.(The Daily Star/File/Mohammad Azakir)
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A member of the League of Public Administration Employees has gone on hunger strike until the public sector wage hike bill is approved, as lawmakers scramble to reach an agreement on the disputed draft law.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 bloc.Following the meeting at his office in Parliament, Berri held one-on-one talks with Prime Minister Tammam Salam.UCC head Hanna Gharib – along with Mahfoud and Mahmoud Haidar, head of the Association of State Employees – arrived at Parliament an hour early.
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