Trains disrupted as 1000s of railway employees strike

Some 3000 Egyptian National Railways (ENR) employees went on strike demanding that Transport Minister Atef Abdel Hamid reconsider their incentives. The protesters sat on railway lines, disrupting train services, and threatened not to move until their demands are met. 

Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) head Mustafa Qenawi along with a number of ERA management held talks with the protesters in an attempt to break the strike and restore train services.

An official source at the Transport Ministry told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the ENR had received instructions to respond to all of the demands and to resolve the strike peacefully.
Meanwhile, Public Transport Authority (PTA) drivers and employees said they will begin a strike on Thursday to demand that their incentives be reconsidered. One driver told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the strike will begin at the PTA’s Nasr City main branch and that bus services will be suspended until their demands are achieved. 
Translated from the Arabic Edition.

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