Labour strikes and protests continue

Ahram Online, Saturday 12 Feb 2011

Labour strikes in Cairo and Helwan over proper contracts and better wages

The railway authority is currently in negotiations with the employees in charge of the operation and maintenance of the sleepers and air conditioned trains to end the strike they have held since early today.

The employees of the company had held a protest blocking railway tracks in front of the Cairo train station making it difficult for passengers to leave or enter the station.

The employees are demanding better wages and proper contracts.

In Helwan 20 km off Cairo, some 150 workers of the Egyptian Society of Iron and Steel, the leading company of iron production, are protesting in front of the company’s administrative office, asking for their raises and proper contracts.

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