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Egypt government to allocate one day per week to tackle workers demands

Newly appointed Prime Minister Hisham Qandil has allocated one day per week for every ministry to listen to employee demands

Ahram Online, Sunday 26 Aug 2012
Prime Minister Hisham Qandil (Photo: Reuters)
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The newly formed government of Prime Minister Hisham Qandil has decided that every ministry will allocate one day per week to address the demands of respective sector workers.

The 18-day uprising that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011 sparked a wave of strikes by workers throughout the country, with a multitude of demands expressed, including a minimum wage of LE1200, permanent contracts and better working conditions.

Strikes have continued after Mohamed Morsi took power in June, with textile workers at state-owned Mahalla Misr Spinning and Weaving Company, as well as seven other companies, going on strike in July.

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