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Luxor hospital security and cleaning staff begin strike

Striking workers say late payment of already low salaries causes serious hardship for families

Ahram Online, Tuesday 28 May 2013
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Dozens of security and cleaning staff at Luxor General Hospital began an open-ended strike on Tuesday morning to demand the payment of their salaries.

The strikers threatened to block the international freeway if their salaries are not paid immediately.

With a monthly income of only LE400 per month and no bonuses, the late payment of salaries causes serious hardship, the strikers said.

Labour activists have long been campaigning for a decent minimum wage of around LE1,200 per month.

Egypt has been witnessing a wave of strikes for higher wages and better living conditions over the last five years.

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