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Egypt: CFJ Monitors Partial Strike by Leoni Misr Workers, Calls for Resolution of Salary Demands

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Press release

Geneva – March 31, 2024

 

Employees at the second and third factories of Leoni Misr, a car braids company in Badr City, Cairo, have initiated a partial strike seeking salary increases. CFJ’s observation reveals workers’ discontentment with minimal March salary increments, prompting the industrial action.

One of the labor leaders in the company emphasize that current salaries, capped at 4,500 pounds, are insufficient post-currency floatation, lasting barely half a month. Demanding parity with the government’s minimum wage of 6,000 pounds

per month, workers vow to escalate strikes unless management addresses their concerns, fearing retribution for alleged illegal strike organization.

This isn’t the first time Leoni Misr workers have resorted to strikes; previous actions led to salary increases, albeit with management subsequently dismissing several employees.

CFJ implores Leoni Egypt’s management to engage in dialogue with employees to reach mutually beneficial resolutions and avoid production disruptions. Additionally, CFJ calls upon Egyptian authorities to revisit strike conditions outlined in labor laws to align with international conventions.

For more information and media requests or inquiries, please get in touch with us (+41229403538 / media@cfjustice.org)

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