Lebanese bank staff union calls for strike action on Wednesday

 BEIRUT -  A union representing Lebanese bank employees called for a strike to continue on Wednesday, its president said, extending industrial action that shut down banks across the country on Tuesday.

George al-Hajj, president of the Federation of Syndicates of Bank Employees, told Reuters a decision had been taken to extend the strike and a statement would follow shortly.

The strike has been called over concerns for the safety of bank staff from customers demanding access to their deposits and protesters demonstrating outside branches. 

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