Egypt: Helwan Steel Transport Workers on Strike

Last night, transport drivers for the Helwan Steel Company went on indefinite strike until management fulfill the workers’ demands. The workers are demanding a 20% rise in their wages as well as a 3 shift system of 8 hours each. One worker said, “drivers here are penalized constantly, when a worker gets involved in an accident usually due…

Egypt: Strike paralyses railway

Hundreds of striking railworkers blockaded the tracks on 25 July at the main railway station in Cairo, paralysing the movement of trains. They are demanding improved bonuses and death-in-service benefits as well as the resignation of managers and officials from the corrupt pro-mubarak trade union. Monday’s strike and protest came after management failed to meet…

Egypt: Teachers’ demands

Statement of demands by the Egyptian Independent Teachers Syndicate, April 2011 – original posted here Translation by Hannah El Sisi The Independent Teachers Syndicate submits on behalf of the union members of Egyptian teachers, and participants in the Egyptian revolution, the following demands to Dr. Essam Sharaf, Prime Minister: 1 – Amending the legislative structure…

Egypt: Transport workers

Transport workers played a key role in the strikes which broke out in the final week of Mubarak’s rule, starting with the sit-in by 6,000 workers employed by several of the Suez Canal service companies on 8 February. Other significant strikes have included those by workers at the container terminal in Port Said on 27…