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Experiments with truth: 8/18/09

Around 200 workers from the Tanta Flax and Oils Company staged a demonstration outside the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration in Cairo yesterday, marking the 80th day of their strike, demanding the re-nationalization of their company. Hundreds of their colleagues back in the Nile Delta have also announced their intention to launch a hunger strike as of tomorrow.

Around 200 workers from the Tanta Flax and Oils Company staged a demonstration outside the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration in Cairo yesterday, marking the 80th day of their strike, demanding the re-nationalization of their company. Hundreds of their colleagues back in the Nile Delta have also announced their intention to launch a hunger strike as of tomorrow.

  • In Bangladesh, over 1,000 former workers, retrenched from Mongla Port due to new labour laws in 2008, began a non-stop sit-in protest Monday morning demanding the reintroduction of the call station booking system and payment of arrears.
  • Sixteen employees at 4Home Superstores in Co Cork, South West Ireland, staged a sit-in protest for more than 24 hours after being told that the outlet was to close the next day and that they would only receive statutory redundancy, despite many of the workers having been with the company for more than 25 years.