25 December, 2008

Injured worker on hungerstrike

From todays issue of el-badeel:

A worker at the Kom Ombo Sugar Refinery was on hungerstrike yesterday in protest against the refusal of the company's doctor to approve sick leave after a serious work injury. As a result, the worker has not received his salary for three months. In a petition to the governor of Aswan 150 workers at the company accused the doctor of charging a special fee from every sick worker visiting the company's clinic.

The same day, 600 workers at Industrial and Engineering Projects in Shubra el-Kheima was on strike, protesting corruption in the management, and attempts to liquidate the company and sell its equipment.

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