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Dozens of Public Transportation Authority workers ended their sit-in Saturday at the authority’s headquarters in Nasr City after meeting a delegate from President Mohamed Morsy, who promised them that the president would personally intervene to resolve the crisis, they said.
Tareq al-Beheiry, spokesperson of the Independent Syndicate for Authority Workers, said that protesters have handed the presidential delegate a statement of their demands, which he promised to deliver to the president.
The move comes ahead of an expected presidential decree that would either delegate the authority to the Transportation Ministry or turn it into an independent holding company.
Beheiry told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the presidential delegate said that the president has ordered the authority management to resolve their problems, and to overcome all obstacles that hinder their work.
Workers were told that the authority’s management had decided to adopt paid sick leave and to increase the distinctive driving incentive from LE7 to LE10 per driver per day.
Beheiry added that the syndicate will set up a legal committee headed by Judge Gamal Ramadan, former vice president of the State Council, to examine the authority’s legal position and propose a bill to transfer the authority to the Transportation Ministry.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm