The Alexandria Military Court postponed Saturday the trial session of 14 workers of the Alexandria Shipyard Company to 21 June citing the absence of another 10 workers in the case.
The 24 workers are accused of inciting other workers to strike and refusing to work in the military institution, according their lawyer Mohamed Awad.
Awad told Daily News Egypt that the court postponed the session so that the other defendants could attend the trial.
The court also ordered the release of Samar Abdu, one of the female workers.
The workers are standing trial in a military court since, as of 2007, the Alexandria Shipyard Company falls under the supervision and administration of the Ministry of Defence and Military Production.
The company stands as one of the 1960s’ main industrial projects in Alexandria in the maritime field, and is one of the several economic projects that are controlled by the Egyptian Armed Forces.
The complex employs 2,500 civilian workers.