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Teachers across Lebanon skipped school Monday to protest recent heavy-handed measures taken against colleagues when they were protesting a lack of government action on wage stagnation and working conditions."In Lebanon, unfortunately, teachers have suffered from oppression and indifference," Jibawi said.Teachers are now demanding a wage correction "more than 20 years after the last correction in 1996," he said, in reference to the last salary scale for public sector workers before the one passed in July.More than just asking for increased wages, the teachers have been calling for an increase by "six degrees" – a term used to describe the inflation-adjusted wage increases they say they have been owed since the last salary scale.
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