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Five Suez Canal companies workers go on strike, no major disruptions witnessed yet
Ahram Online, Tuesday 8 Feb 2011
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 Workers from 5 service companies owned by Suez Canal Authority in the cities of Suez , Port-Said and Ismailia began an open-ended sit in today.

Over 6000 protesters have agreed that they will not go home today once their shift is over and will continue their sit-in in front of the company's headquarters until their demands are met. They are protesting against poor wages and deteriorating health and working conditions and demanded that their salaries and benefits meet the standard of those working for the Suez Canal Authority.

A senior official from the Suez Canal Authority told Ahram online that the Suez Canal didn't witness any disruptions today, and that disruptions are not expected in the days to come.

"The strike will not affect the operation of the Suez Canal and movement of ships. These companies work in areas far from the canal zone and movement of ships,"  a senior official told Reuters.

46 ships crossed the Canal today.

 

 





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mostafa Rostom
18-04-2011 04:02pm
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Fadel and Meguawer – puts an end to the problems Suez Canal Authority Companies
Fadel and Meguawer – puts an end to the problems Suez Canal Authority Companies Hussein Meguawer Chairman of Egyptian Trdae Union Federation puts an end to the problem of eight thousands workers in 7 companies owned by Suez Canal Authority. It is agreed during a meeting Meguawer with the Mr Ahmed Fadel, head of Suez Canal Authority to issue a new working statutes addressing the problems of application of the law 48 for the year 1987 and is currently applied to companies as a public sector. Adel al-Sobeihi President of General Union of the maritime transport workers that the team has agreed to increase the proportion of the extraordinary efforts of the incentives of 200% to 250% of pay and incentives to increase the value of the annual disposal fee in the occasions of 6 months to 10 months a year. He pointed out that the model bill would prevent workers additional benefits equivalent to what is happening upon their colleagues in other bodies of public sector labor law
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colorcraze
09-02-2011 10:48pm
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http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MB10Ak02.html It is important that the Egyptian people soon can sort themselves how to live on and how to run the country. Constitutional work and sorting out who gets what is hard, but is must be done - urgently. There is no lap of the US or the EU anymore, on which they can jump: they're run out of power and money. It can only work if the ones who have money in Egypt stay in Egypt and the ones who earn money for Egypt, like the Suez Canal workers, can work on. I wish all the Egyptians good luck with this - stay together, do what the new founding of the country requires, and choose as free citizens now who shall set up the order and govern you - no one else can do this for you. All are waiting for this.
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ac
09-02-2011 02:36pm
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down with Mubarak
There is a fairly good chance that they would be beaten and possibly killed if they said they were striking in protest of the government. By saying the strikes are for more pay the chances of being killed or tortured go down, so sounds like a decent idea to me! I have also been hearing that a lot of workers are protesting about the corruption of their employers.
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Carson
08-02-2011 11:10pm
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workers making others rich
That's their function. What the workers have is the security of having a job. Still, what the article does make me wonder about is will the Western countries get involved, if things get chaotic, in protecting the canal?
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Fred
08-02-2011 08:17pm
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revolution?
So, these guys are striking for higher wages in the middle of the revolution? ehm..
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Maia
08-02-2011 06:37pm
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Good luck!
I hope they succeed, i can imagine their working conditions are awful and i wish them every success. Power to the workers, who make the others rich with their hard work!
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