Egypt labor dispute triggers clashes in Suez

July 17, 2012 13:13


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ISMAILIA, Egypt - An industrial dispute in the Egyptian city of Suez triggered clashes between the police and workers who broke into a government building on Tuesday, setting fire to furniture, security sources and workers said.

Factory workers at Ceramica Cleopatra, a privately-owned firm, had gathered outside government offices in the port city to demand the authorities intervene to resolve their dispute.

As tempers flared, the workers hurled stones at the building of the Suez Security Directorate and raided the provincial administration office. Police used teargas to disperse the dispute, the sources said, speaking by telephone from Suez.

Many Egyptian workers have gone on strike demanding better wages and conditions in the 18 months since Hosni Mubarak was removed from power, emboldened by new freedom to protest.

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