The Head of the Association of Private School Teachers Nehme Mahfoud speaks during a protest in Beirut, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Schools across Lebanon observed a daylong strike Thursday to urge legislators to approve the long-awaited salary raise.No vote was held and the bill was thus returned to parliament's joint committees for further discussion.Political parties are divided over whether to include the wage hike in the 2015 budget bill, or to approve it as a separate law. The joint committees held a session last month, in which March 14 lawmakers announced that they would boycott any session unless the wage hike is discussed as part of the budget.
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