Egypt Watch

Universal Home Appliances fires 65 workers over a labour strike

A member of the union committee of Universal Home Appliances has announced that the company’s management issued a decision to dismiss four workers, bringing the number of those been rejected during the past ten days to about 65 workers, against the background of an ongoing strike. The union committee’s lawyer, Yasser Saad, said that the company’s management deliberately obstructed the work of some workers and that the workers would take all legal means to return to their work and take their rights.

The head of the General Syndicate for Metallurgical Workers, Khaled El-Feki, said that the syndicate had already submitted a complaint to the Attorney General against the company’s management several months ago for violating an agreement signed between it and the general syndicate.

The crisis began in 2019, led to successive strikes, and developed last February after the police intervened and broke up a sit-in for workers.