(Update) UCC to hold strike on Thursday

APRIL 21, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) The Union Coordination Committee (UCC) on Tuesday announced general strike on forthcoming Thursday at Lebanon’s schools and public institutions and administrations.

“This strike is just a start of series of escalatory measures that will later threaten the end of the academic year and the paralysis of administrations,” the UCC told a press conference held today at the Teachers’ Union in Badaro.

Following the conference, the UCC delivered a statement in which it indicated that it would resort to escalation if the long-simmering salary scale was not endorsed.

It said that the first escalatory measure would be a central demonstration in Beirut on May 6.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON