25 March, 2009
10 Ramadan texile workers threaten to block Ismailiya road
300 workers at Salamco Spinning & Weaving in 10th of Ramadan city has been on strike for 12 days, al-Youm al-Sab3a reports. They are threatening to go on hungerstrike and cutting the road to Ismailiya if their demands are not realized, saying that they have not been paid since January. According to a representative of the local union, the owner of the factory has "disappeared" and negotiations are conducted over phone only. The owner is apparently intending to close down the factory. Workers say they previously tried to go to his home in Masr el-Gadida to demonstrate outside but were prevented by security.