CAIRO: Egyptian Mahla Spinning and Textile workers resume for the 10th consecutive day their open strike against the finance ministry denial to pay their annual allowances, Youm7 reported.
The workers protested applying a controversial Civil Service Law, per which basic salary package will be annually increased by 5 percent although the allowances, bounces and incentives could reach ten-times the worth of their basic salary.
The Mahala Spinning and Textile is a company belongs to the governmental Business Sector, which is excluded from the law. The Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman said the 10 percent allowance will be repaid to the workers in case they ended their strike.
On Aug. 10, dozens of tax and custom authorities’ employees have gathered outside the Journalists Syndicate in protest of the new law, Al-Ahram reported.