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Egypt: CFJ rejects termination of Minya Water Company employees’ contracts, calls for reinstatement and positive dialogue

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Press release

Geneva – May 21, 2024


The administration of Minya Water Company recently terminated the contracts of five employees who participated in a protest demanding permanent employment contracts and the implementation of a minimum wage.

The company’s legal affairs department justified the dismissal by accusing the employees of creating social media groups to incite their colleagues to miss work deadlines.

The protest, organized by the company’s billing and meter reading employees, took place on Monday, May 13, 2024. It concluded with assurances from the

company’s board chairman to increase allowances and transportation benefits, and to review the demand for comprehensive contracts.

The Committee for Justice (CFJ) condemned the repressive actions of the Minya Water Company management against what it considers the legitimate protests of its workers amidst the worsening economic crisis in the country. The committee emphasized that the employees’ actions are a legitimate right guaranteed by the Egyptian constitution and law.

CFJ has called on the company’s management to revoke the termination of the five employees’ contracts and to engage in positive dialogue with the workers to reach mutually satisfactory solutions, urging the company to respect and implement Egyptian labor laws.

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