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Egypt's sub-officers demand financial rights

The Coalition of Sub-Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers voice demands in Friday conference

Ahram Online, Saturday 10 Nov 2012
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A press conference was held Friday by the Coalition of Sub-Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) at the Police Club in Upper Egypt's city of Minya to demand financial rights.

"Our main demand is an increase in the pension to LE40,000 in addition to another LE500 to be considered as a supplementary pension," said Mamdouh Amer, head of the financial affairs committee in the coalition.

Another demand was an allowance worth 100 per cent of their salaries to be allocated as hazard pay.

The conference emphasised the need to confront corruption within the Ministry of Interior.

Present at the conference were more than 350 junior policemen who came from various governorates, including Cairo.

The coalition was formed following the 25 January uprising, to protect the rights of sub-officers and NCOs.

Last October, hundreds of sub-officers and NCOs protested near the interior ministry in Cairo, voicing the same demands.

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Joe
10-11-2012 02:08pm
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If they actually done a job I would be the first to support them but as far as I can see ALL police in Egypt clearly are not trained in policing and are seen sitting around doing not much else but sleeping and driving their wives around to market and the police vehicles rarely have uniformed police in them but an assortment of women, kids, furniture, and locals in them. The police force is a disgrace and needs to be totally overhauled and the people need to know exactly where their taxes are going and everyone needs to be accountable before the law. The police could start by making a crackdown on the young kids driving around on Quad bikes and petrol bikes on our streets!!!!!!
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