Foreign employees held in glass factory protest released

Suez policeman freed on Thursday five foreigners detained by employees of a glass manufacturing factory east of the Gulf of Suez industrial zone.

Saint-Gobain Glass workers shut the gates and refused to let the French and Indian employees out, holding them for 12 hours to highlight a protest against executives' threats to cut their bonuses.

Police eventually negotiated their release and brought them to their hotels in Ain Sokhna. Suez security chief Major General Adel Refaat said the foreigners were unharmed and had been treated well. He added that the employees were protesting against potential pay cuts as well as what they say is their mistreatment by the factory.

Edited translation from MENA

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