CAIRO: A labor code of ethics was signed today between representatives of labor syndicates and unions, and the Union of Industries and Businessmen in Alexandria Saturday.
Minister of Manpower and Immigration, Dr. Nahed el-Ashry and Governor of Alexandria, Gen. Tarek el-Mahdy were present, Youm7 reported.
The code of ethics stipulates a halt of all labor strikes in Alexandria until the achievement of the road map after presidential and parliamentary elections, said Ashry during a press conference, Youm7 reported.
Ashry added that it is “very important” that the Cabinet, labor and industry organizations participate in deciding the general policy of the market in Egypt in addition to working together to achieve social justice.
She said that strikes would not solve workers’ problems, and that negotiation would be the best way to reach a solution.
The code also included forming a committee to study the demands of workers, and stipulates a monthly meeting between the general union of syndicates and businessmen, al-Wafd news website reported.
Alexandria witnessed strike of workers and drivers at the General Authority for Transport on March 8, 2014, demanding a minimum wage. Striking workers closed the authority’s garage at Sidi Gaber and hung signs with their demands on the front of the garage.
Drivers of the transport authority in Alexandria told “Mahaly Alexandria,” a YouTube channel for local news of Alexandria, on March 8, 2014 that their demands also included renewing buses and bringing spare parts of cars to improve service to citizens.