Egypt strike causes textiles halt
Thousands of workers in Egypt have gone on strike, causing chaos in some of the country's largest textile factories. The workers from three factories in the northern Delta region are demanding better pay and bonuses. Strikes are illegal in Egypt and in the past the police have been ordered to break them up using force. Officials are unlikely to seek major confrontations with workers as they want to press on with privatization plans, our Cairo correspondent reports.
This is a big step towards liberalization in Egypt and shows the government’s effort to accept and listen to the people’s voice of action.
I have also noticed that more and more governmental and private industries are raising the salaries of their employees, as well do the government now also look into the necessity of compensation to farmers that experience loss because of natural catastrophes . . .
Egypt to tackle bird flu with in-kind compensation to farmers
Egypt plans to repay in kind farmers whose birds are culled in areas affected by bird flu, following the failure of a previous financial compensation scheme, a health ministry official said. "The ministry is currently looking at this plan, whereby farmers would be given new, vaccinated, chicks when they lose their birds to a culling campaign," Nasr el-Sayed told AFP.
I think the government should be given some credit here. Not everything is only bad . . .