20 Sep 2011

62,000 Cairo drivers may strike tomorrow

Sixty two thousand public transport workers in the greater Cairo area who serve a population of close to 20 million have threatened to strike tomorrow if administration promises on paying worker benefits are not kept.
The workers are calling for pay raises and other financial incentives in order to hit LE1200 mark which is considered by most economists a minimum amount necessary for basic survival in Egypt. Some drivers have been on strike since Sunday but said they will suspend it if an official decision is issued today. 

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