Posts Tagged: helwan

Awaiting a change in the tide

At time of writing, 4,000 workers in Helwan’s steel mills, south of Cairo, are on strike over pay and claims of corruption among its state management. Strikes have occurred since the military coup, such as the mass strikes over national minimum wage in February 2014, but they are unlikely to cross over from the economic

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Trade unionists attacked by thugs

Trade unionists protesting the Suez Group for Cement’s policy on profit sharing are denied entry into the company’s annual general assembly as thugs brutally descend on their delegation. The workers are holding a press conference at their company in Tora, today Wednesday 10am.

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