Thursday, April 29, 2010

MAY 2 - Protest for an Adequate Minimum Wage

The Struggle for an Adequate Minimum Wage in Egypt
الاعتصام من أجل حد أدنى عادل للأجور

Support the struggle in Egypt for a realistic monthly minimum wage; in demand of LE 1,200 -the equivalent of a mere $US 218/month.

A popular protest is to be staged outside the Council of Ministers, in Downtown Cairo - Hussein Hegazy Street, on (Sunday) May the 2nd - starting from 3pm.

This is a campaign not only for the rights of blue-collar workers, but also for professionals, white-collar workers, employees, civil servants, farmers, peasants, and wage laborers in the informal sector of the economy.

This is a common struggle for working-class people from all sectors of the economy; for the socio-economic rights of each individual who toils for their monthly wage/salary.

This is a struggle to enforce the Administrative Court ruling (No. 21606, issued on March 30, 2010) which stipulated that a new minimum wage must be set in light of rising living expenses.

The current minimum wage in Egypt has been set, since 1984, at an unrealistic LE35 per month (equivalent to a pathetic $US 6 per month.)

A Little Justice Goes A Long Way from 2maystrike on Vimeo.


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