A group of employees at the State TV and Radio building tried to take control of the studios on the second floor today morning, trying also to stop news crews on their way to the studios in an escalation of their ongoing protest. Security sealed off and secured the whole floor.
The angry employees threatened to escalate their protest further if Minister of Information Osama Heikal and Major General Tarek El-Mahdy who was assigned to administer the state TV and radio do not fulfill their promises concerning bonuses and incentives.
The employees held a protest already last Thursday at the Maspero Building.
The protesters told Ahram Arabic Online that they were shocked by an announcement four days ago that the number of employees at Maspero was to be reduced by 20 per cent.
Employees set a further protest for Sunday to demand El-Mahdy honour promises on incentives and a minimum wage.