27 June, 2009

Tanta strikers block street after worker was refused treatment

Tadamon reports: Striking workers from Tanta Linen Co. blocked a street on Thursday in protest after one of their collegaues, who had collapsed inside the company, was refused treatment at the American Hospital. The workers were told that the owner of the company had cancelled the contract with the hospital for treatment of its workers. The worker was admitted into the hospital for treatment only after police intervened, in order to calm the workers down and clear the street.

As the strike has now been going on for close to a month, Tadamon also reports that workers are increasingly voicing demands for the company to be re-nationalized.

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