Thursday, February 17, 2011

Egypt Strikes Continue Despite Warnings

Egyptian workers continue their nationwide walkouts in defiance of an order by the country's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to end the pro-democracy protests.

Employees of the Misr Spinning and Weaving textile factory, which account for the country's largest worker population with 24,000 people, resumed their strike over low salaries and poor working conditions, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The workers have also pressed for the resignation of two top managers of the factory over alleged corruption and ignoring their demands.

The strikes continue a day after the army ordered the laborers to go back to work and warned that the economic consequence of the walkouts would be disastrous.'


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