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Lebanese politicians reject gov't plan to reduce public sector wages



(MENAFN) On Monday, Lebanese politicians voiced their rejection to the government's plan to reduce the wages of public sector employees to decrease the state's budget deficit, local media reported.

"It is not acceptable to reduce the salaries of public sector employees and to hold the Lebanese people responsible for the economic situation prevailing in the country," MP Hadi Abul Hassan was quoted as stating by Elnashra, an online independent newspaper.

Abul Hassan affirmed that if the government is thoughtful about reducing the budget deficit, it should deal correctly with tax evasion as well as restructuring the public sector and inducing Lebanese banks to lend the state at lower interest rates.

Likewise, MP Chamel Roukoz emphasized that the public sector employees and soldiers in the Lebanese army cannot take any decrease in their wages.

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Lebanese politicians reject gov't plan to reduce public sector wages

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