Suez Canal Workers Go on Strike

The Egypt story isn’t over yet. Al Ahram newspaper reports that Suez Canal Company workers, who want better governance, accountability and economic justice, have gone on strike.

From the English-language Web site of Egypt’s govt-controlled Al Ahram newspaper:

Suez Canal Company workers from the cities of Suez, Port Said, and Ismailia began an open-ended sit in today….Over 6000 protesters have agreed that they will not go home today once their shift is over and will continue their in front of the company’s headquarters until their demands are met. They are protesting against poor wages and deteriorating health and working conditions.

Disruptions to shipping movements, as well as disastrous economic losses, are expected if the strike continues, the paper said.

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