Mahalla workers to continue strike if not paid by Sunday

 


October 23, 2013
The Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF) on Saturday said it blamed Ibrahim Bedeir, the Chairman of the Misr Spinning and Weaving Company, for the continued strikes by workers who had not been paid their annual profit share.

 

Faisal Lacushah, a Mahalla activist leader and worker at the plant, said that the company’s workers have had “six months in their share of profits delayed.”

 

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Workers’ rights under attack

Workers’ rights under attack
03-10-2013
As far as workers’ rights are concerned the proposed draft of amendments to the Muslim Brotherhood’s 2012 constitution is anti-labour,” says Kamal Abbas, Coordinator of the Centre for Trade Union and Workers Services (CTUWS) and a member of the National Council for Human Rights. Abbas was addressing a roundtable debate on social and economic rights and trade union freedoms in the constitutional draft, held on Sunday, 29 September at the Journalists’ Syndicate.

 

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Egypt Paying a Price for ‘Cheap’ Labour

Egypt Paying a Price for ‘Cheap’ Labour
CAIRO, Oct 1 2013 (IPS) - Egyptian workers who mobilised during the 2011 uprising that toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak have used the past two and a half years to organise into unions, press for labour reforms, and strike for better wages and working conditions.

 

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Abu Eita promises to raise workers’ demands to Cabinet

 

Abu Eita promises to raise workers’ demands to Cabinet
3 OCT 2013
Negotiations between Minister of Manpower Kamal Abu Eita and aggrieved workers who were laid off by various companies ended with Abu Eita promising to send their demands to the Cabinet by fax.

 

Ragab El-Sheemy, a worker at the Shebeen Spinning and Weaving Company, said the minister also promised the workers they would be given EGP 500 a month until their problem is resolved and that they would receive the money from the Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF).

 

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Independent trade union federation rejects minimum wage, threatens ‘third revolution’

 

Independent trade union federation rejects minimum wage, threatens ‘third revolution’

 

Wed, 25/09/2013
The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (EFITU) has rejected a recently proposed minimum wage limit by the government, claiming it distinguishes between public and private sector workers in the country.

 

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