CAIRO: Public transport bus drivers went on strike Sunday in Alexandria over financial dues; the military dispatched buses on main routes to fill the gap, Youm7 reported.
Some drivers told Youm7 they do not receive bonuses, and that their 17 percent of share of every ticket had been reduced “illegally” seven months ago.
They added they had “exhausted all legitimate means” to revoke the measures.
The drivers demanded that head of the Alexandria Public Transport Authority Khaled Eleiwa be fired because he “does not respond” to them.
Meanwhile, Eleiwa told Youm7 negotiations with the drivers are underway.
Alexandrians heavily depend on the tram, whose drivers are not included in the strike.