Protesters rally outside the Social Affairs Ministry in Beirut, Monday, May 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanese Forces MP George Adwan, a member of the parliamentary committee studying the salary scale bill, said Monday lawmakers will aim to pass the long-awaited public sector wage hike this week.The parliamentary committee tasked with restudying the salary scale draft law reduced the total funding from L.L2.8 trillion to L.L1.8 trillion.Adwan's comments came hours after the head of the Union Coordination Committee called for massive turnout for a rally to be held May 14 to protest Parliament's plan to cut funding for a public sector wage hike.Gharib called for the strike Wednesday after a special Parliamentary committee tasked with studying a controversial salary scale cut funding from LL2.8 trillion to LL1.8 trillion.
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