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Minister of culture against general strike

Shaker Abdel Hamid has condemned calls for nationwide industrial action, saying any strike is harmful to Egypt's economy

Ahram Online, Saturday 11 Feb 2012
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While the Cinema Syndicate joined calls for a general strike 11 February, Egyptian Minister of Culture Shaker Abdel Hamid released a statement condemning the strike, saying it will damage an economy already experiencing a downturn.

“The process towards reconstruction has already begun through parliamentary elections,” he said. “There is no need to destroy what has already been achieved.”

The Musicians’ Syndicate headed by Iman El-Bahr Darwish and the Actors’ Syndicate headed by Ashraf Abdel Ghaffour also condemned the strike.

 

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