Labor union launches initiative to freeze worker strikes for a year
Ibrahim Mahlab, Egypt's Prime Minister - YOUM7/Ahmed Ramdan

CAIRO: The Workers Union launched an initiative on Saturday to suspend labor strikes and protests for a year on the condition that the government of Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab will respond to their demands.

In an official statement the union called for a new labor law for private sector workers to guarantee their rights and ends the full control of businessmen on the production process.

The union expressed its commitment to save the Egyptian national industry, which has suffered for years because of the liquidation of public sector factories. It demanded to stop dumping imported goods on the Egyptian markets to solve the problem of unemployment, especially in the textile sector that comprises 25 percent of Egyptian labor force.

Originally published in Youm7.

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