Teachers demanded that the grade scale system be implemented in all Lebanese schools.
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Secondary school teachers in Lebanon marked Teachers' Day with a strike and demonstration in Riad al-Solh in Downtown Beirut Friday, the state-run National News Agency reported.Civil servants, teachers included, are paid and given benefits according to a six grade system, with those in Grade 1 earning the most.The teachers' issue wasn't on Cabinet's agenda for its last meeting Wednesday, nor was it brought up by any minister.The protesters tried unsuccessfully to meet with the prime minister, and they later marched to the Education Ministry where they spoke to Hamadeh. The minister wished teachers health and happiness and promised to follow up on their demands, the NNA reported.
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