Archives: 2007

Workers take to the streets: The strikes of 2007

From the Daily News Egypt… In 2007 Egypt witnessed an unprecedented level of labor unrest as workers from textile factories to public transport to tax collectors went on strike, mainly over low wages and poor working conditions. According to the Egyptian Workers and Trade Union Watch (EWTUW) there were over 580 industrial actions this year

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Suez Food Industries workers on strike

Around 300 workers from the Suez Food Industries Company started a strike at 3pm, escalating their industrial action which began by a sit-in six days ago. Negotiations are currently taking place between the strikers and the management.

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Updates: Real Estate Tax Collectors’ strike

Members of the Higher Committee for the Real Estate Tax Collectors’ Strike are set to meet up with the Finance Minister tomorrow Monday, to continue negotiations over the unfulfilled demands of the strikers. Kamal Abu Eita, one of the strike leaders, was also interrogated today by the Administrative Prosecutor, over charges of inciting the strike.

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Court rejects ban on blogs

Some good news for a change… Gamal Eid called a minute ago to say that Judge Murad’s case was thrown out. Our blogs and websites won’t be blocked. Gamal will issue a statement today with more details… Mabrouk for all of us. UPDATE: A statement on today’s verdict.

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