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  1. Israel Military Industries to be hit by strike

    IMI (Israel Military Industries) employees are to strike on Sunday, after the Ministry of Finance delayed paying salaries.

    Globes reported this as a way to “apply pressure in the talks on the company’s privatization.”

    The Histadrut (general trade union federation in Israel) announced the planned strike Tuesday, after previously declaring a dispute at the company.

    Starting from Wednesday, IMI staff have stopped showing up for the second and third shifts, and ceased working overtime. The workers are also threatening to suspend two scheduled tests for foreign buyers.


    Egyptian ceramics workers protest non payment of wages

    Hundreds of Cleopatra Ceramics workers demonstrated outside Egypt’s Supreme Court in Cairo, Thursday. They denounced employer Mohamed Abul-Enein, a former member of ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party (NDP).

    One worker, Ahmed Roshdi, told Ahram Online, “Abul-Enein stands in opposition to around 25,000 workers at Cleopatra factories nationwide. He insists on reneging on his promises to distribute profit shares to the workers.”

    As well as non payment of wages, Abul-Enein faces charges of “unjustly sacking factory workers.”

    In March, around 4,000 workers at the Cleopatra Ceramics factory in Ain Sokhna staged a strike to demand wage increases, bonus payments and a share of company profits. In May, work stoppages disrupted factory operations for 12 days after company management stopped providing free transportation for workers. Public transport costs represent an ever larger portion of workers’ wages.

    Cleopatra Ceramics has a presence in more than 100 countries. Its Ain Sokhna factory is one of the largest ceramics plants in the Middle East.

    Abul-Einein was summoned for questioning in a number of corruption cases following last year’s uprising, but no charges were ever brought. On Thursday, the prosecutor-general Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud issued a travel ban on Abul-Enein, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported.


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