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Bisco Misr’s Cairo production restarts after strike freeze

Confectioner says factory is back to work after a labour dispute forced its week-long closure

Ahram Online, Sunday 29 Jan 2012
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Egypt's Bisco Misr has reopened its Cairo factory after a weeklong closure caused by labour protests, the formerly state-owned confectioner announced on Sunday.

The baked goods and confectionery maker announced on 22 January it had closed its Al-Sawwah plant but that its two factories in Alexandria were continuing operations.

Established in 1957 as Egyptian Company for Foods, Bisco Misr says it employs around 2,780 workers.

Initially a state enterprise, the company was partially privatised in the late 1990s. A consortium led by Concord International Investments now holds a majority stake.

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