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Egypt's public buses resume as workers end strike

Buses resume running Saturday as the last garages in Greater Cairo end their strike Friday on company and government assurances

Ahram Online, Saturday 1 Mar 2014
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Egypt’s public transport workers have resumed work as the last four garages out of 24 in Greater Cairo ended their strike Friday, reported the state-owned Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

Some 70 percent of total manpower of the Public Transport Authority (PTA) announced Thursday ending the strike on governmental promises to meet their financial demands that are topped by the national minimum wage.

According to Al-Ahram, the head of the PTA, along with Cairo’s governor, assured workers they would be guaranteed the same rights as others in the public sector as PTA would be now fall either under the Cairo governorate or the Ministry of Transportation.

Workers will be paid a permanent monthly bonus worth LE200 ($28.7).

PTA workers have been on five-day strike, demanding inclusion in the state's LE1200 ($172) minimum wage scheme and improvals to PTA's run-down fleet of 4,700 buses.

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jan
02-03-2014 09:05pm
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it takes a great deal of skill and patience to drive a bus for hours and hours. the state merely demonstrates the absolute lack of respect and appreciation for public transport workers. giving a guy a # percent raise a year is not going to break anyone's bank. poor folks and their union are not asking for solid gold lunch boxes or paid Dubai vacations - just fairness, that is all.
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Aladdin, Cairo
02-03-2014 02:46am
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ASocial Justice
We need new tax law to fairly distribute the wealth among all Egyptians and reward the successful. I know people making 20,0000/m and others 900/m. It is not fair. Tahya Misr.
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