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Report: 90 Labour protests, 1360 laid off in Egypt last month

A report released by a rights group details the number of lay offs and workers' actions in the industrial sector throughout the month of April

Ahram Online, Friday 27 May 2011
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Egypt has witnessed a total of 90 workers' protests in April, including 26 sit-ins, 14 strikes, 26 demonstrations and 24 brief protests, according to a report by The Land Centre for Human Rights.

The report states that 1360 workers were laid off throughout the month with another 22 injured and two killed as a result of the absence of industrial security inside the factories and a lack of health insurance for workers.

Protesters’ demands included improving wages, receiving incentives and bonuses, permanent contracts as well as the removal of corrupt chairmen.

 

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