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UCC set to strike again over delayed pay raise

BEIRUT: Teachers and public sector employees will go on strike again Wednesday to exert pressure on the government to refer to Parliament a long-awaited salary raise. “The Union Coordination Committee announces a general strike Wednesday after more than one minister said that there are no justifiable economic reasons for not referring it,” a statement by the UCC said. The union threatened an open-ended strike in February if the government continued to ignore its demands. 

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 23, 2013, on page 4.

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