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Post offices close in solidarity with head office sit-in: Trade union

Solidarity strike by postal workers follows sit-in at head office calling for resignation of minister and better pay

Ahram Online, Tuesday 6 Mar 2012
Egypt post
Egypt post

Scores of postal offices across Egypt have gone on strike in solidarity with their colleagues at the Central Post Authority in Cairo, according to the Centre for Trade Union and Workers' Services (CTUWS) on Tuesday.

Post offices in Helwan, Alexandria, Beni Suef, Menia and Gharbiya are among those taking part in the strike.

Hundreds of workers at the Egyptian Postal Services Authority (EPSA) continued their sit-in for the third consecutive day on Tuesday demanding the resignation of Communications and Information Technology Minister Mohamed Salem and his advisors.

The sit-in is at the Central Administration of Postal Services in Cairo's Ataba district.

In September, thousands of low paid postal workers staged a strike over economic and political demands concerning the management of the EPSA.

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