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Workers at North Cairo Electricity Co. end strike

Strikers to resume work on Monday after detained workers are released and management vows to keep bonuses, syndicate member says

Ahram Online, Sunday 19 May 2013
Cairo Electricity Co.
A banner raised during NCEDC's strike says: release our detained brothers (Photo: Facebook official page)
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Workers at state-owned North Cairo Electricity Distribution Company (NCEDC), which serves 3.8 million people, will return to work on Monday after their detained colleagues were released on Sunday and management retracted a plan to remove certain bonuses, a member of the company’s workers syndicate told Ahram Online.

Workers at NCEDC and 13 of its subsidiaries began a strike last week to demand the release of 17 colleagues who had been arrested during a protest against management plans to remove a 50 percent bonus from their monthly pay packet.

Mohamed Rashad of the company's syndicate said NCEDC had issued a statement on Saturday stating the bonuses would remain in place.

With over 6,000 employees, a strike at NCEDC could disrupt energy supplies to millions of Cairenes.

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