Monday, March 16, 2009

Strike Leads to Victory for Workers at the Shebin El Kom Textile Co.

After having staged a strike for a period of ten days, some 4,400 workers employed at the Indorama Shebin El Kom Textile Company managed to score a victory on March 15.

The Indorama Company's administrative board finally agreed to pay the workers their overdue 228 days worth of wages - amounting to their normal annual bonus pay.

The events at the Shebin El Kom Textile Co. prove that Egyptian workers (and professionals) will always be able to reclaim their rights and liberties through collective action, particularly through strike action.

Congratulations to the resilient textile workers of Shebin El Kom!

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