Assistant to the President for Political Affairs Pakinam El Sharkawy sent her congratulations to Egyptian workers on Labour Day on the social networking site Twitter.
El Sharkawy tweeted: “Happy Labour Day to the productive Egyptian workers who enjoy freedom and their full rights under the revolution of dignity and justice of 25 January.” El Sharkawy also added that the Egyptian workers could see a revolution in production that “compares to the greatness of the 25 January revolution”.
President Mohamed Morsi spoke to engineers and workers at a new steel and iron plant in Helwan on Tuesday emphasising the importance of workers and the steel sector specifically in bolstering the Egyptian economy.
Following Morsi’s speech scores of public sector workers demonstrated at the Press Syndicate in Downtown Cairo. More demonstrations are expected on Labour Day, and marches will end at the Shura Council and Tahrir Square calling for labour reform in Egypt.