Egypt Independent

Dredging company workers protest delayed salaries



Dozens of workers from the Egyptian Dredging Company in Qalyubiya protested Tuesday the delay in disbursing their salaries for September as well as bonuses due since July.
 
The demonstrators demanded intervention by the Cabinet to resolve their dilemma.
 
The company eventually yielded to the protests under pressure from the Qalyubiya governor, which prompted the workers to end their demonstrations.
 
Workers from various sectors staged 599 protests during the first half of 2015, according to Democracy Index report prepared by Demo-meter, a research program ran by labor researchers and activists. It said payment-related demands came on top of the reasons behind the protesting.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm