FILE - The Justice Palace in Baabda, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's judges began a two-day strike at noon Monday to protest a possible reduction in salaries and benefits, a judicial source told The Daily Star."If the Parliament doesn't back down on some of the salary scale articles that deprive judges of their rights, then another meeting will be held to decide on escalatory moves," the judges said in a statement following a meeting with the Higher Judicial Council to discuss a proposed salary hike for public servants. The judges said that the public sector wage hike under consideration would end the "judges' solidarity fund," which pays judges twice their monthly salary every other month.
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