Egypt’s National Labor Union launches initiative to stop strikes for 3 months
Minister of Manpower Nahed al-Ashry - YOUM7

CAIRO: Egypt’s National Labor Union will announce in Ministry of Manpower Sunday a charter of honor to stop strikes for three months to give Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab’s government a chance to work.

Minister of Manpower Nahed al-Ashry said that Egypt’s National Labor Union wanted to announce the charter at the ministry. She said this initiative is the first response to Mahlab’s request of giving the government three months or a chance to work.

Head of the Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF) Gebalie Al-Maraghy welcomed al-Ashry’s appointment as minister upon nomination, according to MENA.

The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (EFITU) condemned the decision to appoint Nahed al-Ashry as the new Minister of Manpower.

EFITU head Bassem Halaqa said Ashry used to mediate negotiations between workers and businessmen but the workers have always felt that she worked against their interests.

There have been labor strikes across the governorates in Egypt in past few weeks, the majority demanding their promised minimum wage from the government when they implemented the law in December.

Originally published in Youm7.

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