BBC Egypt office concludes 10-day 3rd strike over fair pay

Aya Salah , Thursday 31 Aug 2023

The BBC Egypt office’s staff concluded their 10-day strike on Wednesday after the institution's management presented offers that were below the minimum requirements to proceed with further negotiations, according to a statement by the head of Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate, Khaled El-Balshy.

BBC Egypt office
Head of Egypt s Journalists syndicate Khaled El-Balshy with the BBC Cairo office on strike. Photo: Khaled El-Balshy

 

This happened on Wednesday when El-Balshy joined a news conference held by BBC Egypt journalists in front of the organization's office in Agouza to discuss their future responses to the management of the organisation.

At the news conference, El-Balshy spoke on behalf of the BBC journalists, describing the strike's progress and outlining their upcoming actions to challenge the organization's management's steadfast stance on the equitable distribution of compensation.

The personnel emphasised their ongoing efforts on all fronts to stop the institutional management's discriminatory practices with regard to financial policies.

The journalists also reaffirmed their dedication to their demands and stressed their desire to find a sensible solution that would be backed by the journalists' syndicate and guarantee the fulfillment of their requests.

The statement concluded that this should be accomplished in the ensuing days prior to the impending strike's launch.

The first three-day strike at the BBC Cairo office took place in July; it was followed by a one-day strike on June 14; and the third 10-day strike occurred in August.

In a related development, as the BBC Cairo employees are engaged in a salary dispute, the UK's National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is protesting and showing support for them.

 

The BBC management has come under pressure from the NUJ, according to a statement by the union, to resolve the issue between journalists and staff members in the organization's Cairo office, who have gone on a 10-day strike.

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