EDL contract workers block the Charles Helou Highway in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban/File)
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Employees from the state-run Electricite du Liban escalated their protests Thursday, blocking roads in Beirut's Corniche al-Nahr, calling for long-term contracts and complaining of late salaries. For the second time in less than 10 days, workers demonstrated for their ongoing demands of long-term employment, while also claiming that salaries have continuously been paid late, a source told The Daily Star. The workers, who mostly work for EDL contractor Debbas Group, have been protesting their working conditions for several years.During a recent EDL workers protest on Dec. 26, a light scuffle broke out between riot police and protesters, resulting in some injuries.
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