Military lays on buses to break Cairo drivers' strike

Ahram Online, Friday 23 Mar 2012

Transport workers demanding better pay and conditions remain on strike as military buses ease bus shortage

The military has deployed its own buses in several Cairo districts, in an attempt to break a 10-day strike by transport workers.

Egypt's transport workers are calling for better pay and working conditions as well as for the Public Transport Authority and the Ministry of Transport to be merged.

The demands were first voiced in February 2011, in the wake of the 18-day uprising. The workers have vowed to continue the strike until Sunday.

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