UCC protest in Sidon, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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The Union Coordination Committee warned Monday it would escalate protests if Parliament does not endorse the wage hike, one day ahead of a meeting of Parliament's Secretariat to set the agenda for the upcoming legislative session. The UCC, a coalition of public and private school teachers and public sector employees who went on strike Monday, threatened an open-ended general strike if the wage hike was not included on the agenda. The League of High School Teachers, which is part of the UCC, did not take part in the strike as it announced last week that it is seeks to become an independent union.
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