Suez Canal activity unaffected by strike: official

ISMAILIA, Egypt - Shipping at Egypt's Suez Canal was unaffected by a strike by canal employees on Saturday, a Suez Canal Authority (SCA) official said.

Dozens of employees at the Suez Canal gathered in front of one of the canal's administrative buildings in the northeastern city of Ismailia on Saturday to demonstrate against the head of the canal authority.

The demonstrators waved banners and expressed various grievances such as low pay and delays in promotions, which they said the SCA Chairman Ahmed Fadel had not yet addressed.