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Employees of the public notary in both Ismailia and Minya continued a strike that began last week, demanding that the office be a judicial body independent from the Justice Ministry.
The workers in Ismailia protested bonuses they deemed unsatisfactory given their work during the presidential elections, and demanded a bonus of 650 percent of their base salary.
Employees in Minya demanded their hours and bonuses be changed. They requested to be provided with health insurance and that legal employees be allowed to carry out their work impartially. Finally, they demanded that the head of the office be recruited, not appointed.
Dozens of banana farmers demonstrated in front of the Development Bank to protest the bank reduction of the farmers’ share of fertilizer and crop advances. They said that the bank reduced their share of fertilizer to 50% per acre, and they were left as prey for the black market.
Residents of the Abu Helal neighborhood in Minya gathered inside the drinking water station to protest the explosion of a water pipe, that led to flooding. The police coordinated with the water company to provide vehicles to remove the water.
Workers at the University of Fayoum also continued a strike that started last Wednesday. They shuttered the university gates on Sunday to demand higher wages, participating in the university election and increasing bonuses.
University President Abdel Hamid Sabry said that bonuses were increased. In addition, each worker’s health insurance plan was increased from LE10,000 to LE15,000 annually
Edited translation from MENA