16 February 2014

Egypt: Mahalla Textile Workers On Strike for Seventh Day

Cairo — Thousands of workers from Egypt's largest textile company continued their strike on Sunday, for the seventh day in a row, demanding better pay conditions and that an elected committee be formed to manage their affairs.

Textile production plays a significant role in Egypt's economy, coming at 26.4% of the country's GDP in 2007 - 2008, according to official statistics.

A number of workers gathered in front of the company's headquarters on Saturday, chanting against the CEO and the chairman of the holding company whom they want removed.

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