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Baggage Handler Strikes Cause Flight Delays in Cairo

For the second day in a row, baggage handlers in Cairo went on strike, causing the delay of numerous flights on Saturday.  At least 30 flights were delayed at the country’s main airport as about 150 handlers participated in the strike action and the previous day a 12-hour strike saw the delay of 20 flights.  Airport officials reported that Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation, Mohammed Fouad Gadallah, and a presidential adviser met with passengers to explain the reason for the delays.


The minister and the presidential adviser also met with the workers, who were assured that if they go back to work, then their demands will be met, but only if the return to work is quick and passengers did not have to wait more than two hours for their baggage.  This type of work stoppage has been common since the 2011 uprising.  Baggage handlers are encouraged by the response from the authorities and they agreed to suspend their strike until Sunday while they negotiate their demands with the airline.


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