UCC head Hanna Gharib speaks during a press conference in Beirut.(The Daily Star/File/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The Union Coordination Committee threatened Friday to start an open-ended general strike if lawmakers do not pass the wage hike before June 6, calling for a series of strikes and protests starting next week.The general strike will include all state administrations, its governmental palace and its municipalities.Parliaments failed to convene Tuesday for a session scheduled to debate the wage hike, failing to achieve quorum due to the absence of many March 14 MPs and MP Michel Aoun's Reform and Change bloc's lawmakers.As a result, Speaker Nabih Berri postponed the discussion of the wage hike until June 10 .
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