Egypt’s Torah and Helwan cement workers threaten strike

Egypt’s Torah and Helwan cement workers threaten strike
Published: 25 July 2011

Workers of Helwan Cement and Torah Cement protested Saturday in front of the Cabinet headquarters demanding the implementation of court orders concerning their financial demands.

They also threatened to stage a sit-in and strike in the two companies if their demands are not met.
Workers who have recently joined the early retirement programme in the two companies want to receive similar compensation to their colleagues who joined the programme earlier.

Ali El-Salmi, deputy prime minister, met with company heads and workers’ representatives to look into the demands, especially profit sharing schemes and vacation compensation.

Torah Cement and Helwan Cement are owned by the Italian giant Italcementi Group.