Street cleaners go on strike [Archives:2005/833/Local News]

April 14 2005

Male and female street cleaners and sanitary laborers in Cairo District, Taiz, started to hold a massive strike a few days ago in a protest against monthly deductions from their salaries by the manager of the District's Cleanliness Fund.

They claimed that half of their March salary was illegally deducted and some of them were subjected to attacks by the manager of the cleanliness fund and his deputy when they insisted to get their salaries in full.

The strikers authorized Mohammad al-Qair'e, Chief of Black People Organization to defend their rights, and the strike is bound to continue for a long time unless their demands are met.