4,000 Ghazl Shebeen El-Koum Textile Workers On Strike
|Saturday, February 3,2007 00:00|
4000 workers of Monofiya-based Ghazl Shebeen El-Koum Textile factory continue their sit-in for the forurth day in a row, after the government broke its promises to workers before selling the company, of paying 140-day bonuses for the period from July 31, 2006 to Jan., 31, 2007, four months as a reward, and 12% shares of the factory on privatization.
For his part, Ragab said Abu Zeid, a Muslim Brotherhood parliamentarian for Shebeen El-Koum, Monofiya, told Ikhwanweb:" The sit-in is still held until now and the workers insist on achieving their demands and receive their full rights, because they do not trust the government’s promises or policy, especially under measures of privatization in which worker’s rights are infringed.
Concerning his parliamentary role in this crisis, Abu Zeid said that there is a meeting with workers today to decide who to deal with this crisis through parliament.
It is worth mentioning that the Egyptian workers arena is witnessing continuous sit-ins and huge strikes under the operation of privatization and while the government doesn’t fulfill the promises which it sealed with workers. The Ghazl El-Mahalla El-Kubra textile company, Gharbiya, north of Cairo, witnessed a five-day strike last month staged by about 27000 workers.
Video: Mahalla textile workers strike
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