State authorities seeking to address financial demands of strikers
Cabinet spokesperson Hany Salah - YOUM7 (Archive)
By RAFIDA AWADEIN AND HAGAR HOSSAM

CAIRO: State authorities are seeking to restore and improve strategic sectors in order to respond to the financial demands of strikers, according to Cabinet spokesperson Hany Salah.

“There are strategies and procedures being examined in an attempt to contain the different protests and strikes and seriously deal with crisis,” Salah told Al-Hayat TV on Sunday.

A series of strikes have erupted in different sectors as workers have been demanding their financial rights, mainly the implementation of the minimum wage.

On Sunday, the Center for Trade Unions and Workers Services announced the beginning of a postal workers strike in a dozen governorates. Their demands have been met and they have received the minimum wage, according to the head of the Egypt Post Authority.

Transportation workers also started a strike on Saturday demanding their right to a minimum wage, after failures in negotiations with the Cairo governor, during which workers refused to compromise their demands for monthly incentives.

This is also the fifth day of strikes for Giza cleaners in front of the General Authority for Cleanliness, and the Pensioners’ Union general assembly will look into their demands on March 5.

Originally published in Youm7.

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