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Latest in Tag: workers strikes

Egyptians air grievances, ignoring army warning

By Maggie Michael / AP CAIRO: Airport employees protested for better pay Wednesday, textile workers went on strike to demand a corruption investigation and residents of a Suez Canal city pressed for closing a chemical factory they say is dumping toxic waste into a lake in the latest wave of unrest shaking Egypt. The ruling …


Military eager for Egypt to return to work

By Marwa Awad and Shaimaa Fayed / Reuters CAIRO: The military hoped tens of thousands of Egyptians would heed its appeal to get back to work on Wednesday and abandon the strikes and protests that flared after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak offered new freedoms. Facing a rash of pent-up labor demands from groups ranging …


Textile workers suspend strike

By AFP CAIRO: Workers at Egypt’s largest factory have suspended a strike in support of the revolt that toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak but will continue to press for higher wages, they told AFP on Sunday. “We have stopped striking for now, but we will continue to demand a raise in the minimum wage,” strike organizer …


Egypt textile workers stage strike

By AFP CAIRO: Workers at Egypt’s largest factory walked out Thursday on an open-ended strike in solidarity with anti-government protesters and to demand a raise in the minimum wage, they told AFP. Workers of the Misr Spinning and Weaving textile factory — which employs 24,000 people in the Nile Delta city of Al-Mahalla Al-Kubra — …


Labor unrest spreads as bus drivers strike

By Maggie Michael/AP CAIRO: Bus drivers and public transport workers in Cairo joined thousands of state employees on strike Thursday in spreading labor unrest that has pumped further strength and momentum into Egypt’s wave of anti-government protests. With its efforts to manage the crisis failing, the government warned of the potential for a coup. The …


Sector protests, strikes sweep Egypt

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Thousands of workers continued their protests Wednesday across Egypt demanding better pay and work conditions and expressing solidarity with protesters in Tahrir Square. Protesters’ demands included the appointment of staff on temporary contracts, change in the administrations of their respective organizations, enhancing the wage system and ending corruption. In Cairo, the Independent …


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