10 labor and social protests in Egypt within two weeks

The Observatory for Social and Labor Protests, affiliated to the “Arab Network for Human Rights Information”, today, Wednesday, in its bi-monthly report on workers and social sit-ins and protests, during the period from August 1 to August 15, documented 10 protests, including 7 labor and professional protests, and 3 protests. Social. 

The statement said: “The protests did not stop during this period by factory workers, home delivery workers, and nurses.

A number of chalet owners in the El Alamein Marina on the northern coast organized a protest on August 2; Due to the poor services in the area, and the Tourist Villages Authority canceling the owners union, and the arbitrary dismissal of the members representing the owners of the marina by the management of the construction company,

Dozens of residents of the “Mountain View Hyde Park” compound, owned by the “Mountain View” company, organized a protest stand, on August 15, against its management and accusing it of failing to abide by what was stated in the contract with them.

Regarding the methods of the protests, the statement affirmed that “the protest demonstrations came at the forefront of the protest methods during this period with five protests, then (waving the protest, submitting the petition or complaint) came in the second order, with two cases each, while the sit-in came in the third and final order with one case. “.

Among the most important protests, the statement said: “A number of app captains “request” for online delivery services via mobile phone waved to go on strike, on August 5, in the Mohandessin area, after the company decided to reduce the fare of a single delivery order from 17 pounds to 8 pounds.

Likewise, “The workers of the Ofoq Investment and Industrial Development Company (Ceramica Granito) entered a sit-in inside the company on Thursday, August 6, 2020; In protest against the administration’s neglect of their demands, the sit-in continued until the workers decided to break their sit-in on August 11 after the group’s general manager met with them and listened to their demands and expressed the group’s management’s response to all their financial and administrative demands.

10 labor and social protests in Egypt within two weeks

Dozens of workers from the Egypt Electric Company for the manufacture of lamps in the Mubarak Industrial Zone in Quesna, Menoufia Governorate, organized a protest stand on August 7, in front of the factory and spread out on the ground after the company’s owner closed the company’s doors in front of them and stopped work since the first of last July without paying their financial dues.

Also, “taxi drivers in Mahalla al-Kubra, Gharbia governorate, organized a protest stand at night on al-Bahr Street in al-Mahalla on August 10 due to harassment from tuk-tuks drivers, demanding the enactment of laws regulating its passage.”

Also, “Dozens of nursing staff and workers at the El-Obour Health Insurance Hospital in Kafr El-Sheikh organized a protest stand, on August 15, in solidarity with their colleague who died of being infected with the new Corona virus while she was working in an isolation hospital, pointing to the lack of protective equipment and personal protective equipment to protect them from the Corona virus.” .

“The workers of the Song Inn ”factory for ready-to-wear clothes in Salhia City filed a complaint at the City Labor Office against the factory owners, on August 15th; Because of their arbitrariness and forcing workers to violate the work regulations, deducting their salaries, and laying off 200 workers out of 950 ”.

The Observatory stated that “the distribution of protests to the governorates of the Republic, the share of Cairo governorate was three protest activities during this period, then the Governorate of Menoufia came in second place after Cairo governorate in terms of the number of protests. Kafr El Sheikh, Marsa Matrouh, Sharkia, and Gharbia) are in third order, with one protest in each governorate.

Regarding the protesting sectors, the protests were concentrated in the contracting and building materials sector with three protest events, then the transport and communications sector came with two protest cases, and in the third and last order came the sectors (construction and timber, education and scientific research, health, spinning and weaving, and metallic and engineering industries) at a rate of One protest for all of them.

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