Teachers protesting in Beirut Thursday hold a banner calling on politicians to solve the salary scale crisis or leave. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Nehme Mahfoud, head of the Association of Private School Teachers, urged Speaker Nabih Berri to put the wage hike issue on Parliament's agenda.The Union Coordination Committee, a labor organization that groups teachers and civil servants, called for Thursday's strike to demand the approval of a proposed wage hike bill.The Parliament's 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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