Teachers protest at Riad al-Solh Square, Beirut, March 6, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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After staging a protest earlier this week, staff members from the Lebanese University have presented a list of employment- and benefit-related demands to the head of Parliament's National Defense, Interior and Municipalities Committee.According to a statement from the university, which was carried Sunday by the state-run National News Agency, the executive board of the university's professors' association asked Tripoli MP Samir Jisr to propose several legislative amendments for Parliament's agenda.However, because of the time it takes to qualify as a university professor, many professors have difficulty reaching the required 40-plus years for the extra pension benefits before the forced retirement age of 64 .
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