Railroad strike in Egypt ended
The strike by the Union of Machinists and Conductors in Egypt on the grounds that the government did not take into consideration raise requests has ended.
Hüseyin Zekeriya, the President of the Egyptian State Railways, stated that the Machinists and Conductors Union ended the 2-day strike, and train services began in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez.
Zechariah stated that 80 percent of the north-south voyages took place and that the first train service was organized from Cairo to Alexandria this morning.
Underlining that some machinists continue to strike individually despite the institutional termination of the strike, Zekeriya said, “Negotiations are ongoing with the machinists who continue the strike in order not to victimize the citizens.
According to the information received from the State Railways, within 2 days, the institution damaged 7 million cune ($ 1 million) due to the strike.
As a result of the strike launched by the Union of Machinists and Conductors on Monday, on the grounds that the government did not take into consideration the raise requests, a thousand 100 train flights were canceled, ticket money was refunded to thousands of passengers and flights were not arranged.
Egyptian machinists want to improve salaries and allow 8 days to be allowed per month.
Source : www.dunyabulteni.net