Workers from Al-Nasr Company for Coke and Chemicals in Helwan, Egypt, started a strike on 28 February to call for the dismissal of their board of directors, the punishment of officials who caused the company's decline, and economic concessions, reports Al Masry Al Youm.
The workers say the company failed to pay bonuses even though it has made huge profits. They workers also want an investigation of financial and administrative violations.
More than 1500 workers from the Arab Organization for Industrialization are continuing a sit-in at the company's headquarters. The Center for Trade Unions and Workers' Services says workers want better wages and the removal of consultants whom they say cost the company hundreds of thousands of pounds in monthly salaries yet contribute nothing.
Al Masry Al Youm also reports:
Protesters insist they will continue protesting in Tahrir Square until Ahmed Shafiq’s government is removed, ignoring the army’s nightly warning of the consequences of staying out past curfew.
After the army used violence to evacuate them late Friday night [25th], hundreds went back to the square on Saturday [26th]...
A high-ranking officer told the protesters... that those staying in the square after the midnight curfew would be arrested. Protesters surrounded him yelling, “We won’t leave.” After they insisted on spending the night, another officer said they could stay as long as they don’t block traffic.
The square seems to be turning back into the campsite it was during the 18 days of the revolution. Dozens of tents, food outlets and even a medical centre are back....