Spinning and weaving workers resume strike demanding minimum wage be applied

Thousands of Mahalla Spinning and Weaving Company resumed on Tuesday their strike and sit-in staged at the company demanding the minimum wage be applied and Fouad abdel Aleem, chief of the holding company for spinning and weaving be dismissed.
The workers rejected the cabinet decision of disbursing the incentives without applying the minimum wage.
Faisal Laqousha, a leading worker in Mahalla, said disbursing the delayed annual profits should have been disbursed in December. The head of the holding company promised to disburse them by mid-February, however, he then refused “citing shortage of liquidity” which pressured workers to strike and suspend work until dues are paid.
Workers are considering the profits as their rights, Laqousha told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
The workers started their strike on Monday in Gharbiya against delay in disbursing the incentives and profits. They raised banners demanding intervention of officials.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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