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Egypte : Suez cement workers attacked but continue sit in

D 28 mars 2011     H 14:42     A     C 0 messages

Al Ahram reports that workers trying to attend the general assembly of the Suez Group for Cement were attacked by thugs.”Thugs the size of door frames grabbed me and broke my leg,” shouted Mohamed Abdel Monsef, head of the trade union.

By law, workers are allotted ten per cent of company revenues. Today, when the board announced that it would not grant its workers their profit shares, the trade unionists began protesting against the decision, but were denied entry into the hall.

Ramadan Omar, general-secretary of the Suez Group trade union, stated : “After being denied entry into the assembly, we will return to the company’s headquarters in Torah and continue our sit-in.”

Abdel Monsef stated that “Torah Cement and El-Mahla Textiles were the first companies to organise strikes in 2005, opposed to company policies on profit-sharing.”

A press conference will be held tomorrow at 10:00am at the Torah Cement factory to state the demands of the trade union, namely the renationalisation of the company, which is in the hands of an Italian firm.

Source from http://www.egyptworkersolidarity.org