Workers from the Italian Pirelli Tire Company staged a demonstration in front of the Italian Consulate in Alexandria on Wednesday protesting the firing of their co-workers. The demonstrating workers asked for the reinstatement of their co-workers as well as receiving full payments of the company’s annual profits. The employees also demanded health insurance for their families and disbursement of delayed monthly salaries.
Employees in the Ministry of Health were elated to receive news Wednesday of being permanently installed in the ministry, After years of working under temporary contracts. the employees launched fireworks in celebration, stating they were waiting for the decision for almost 10 years. Thanking the ministry that granted them the right, the employees said that such a decision is a definite step in ending corruption.
The governorate of Damietta suffered a severe petrol-crisis Wednesday, when drivers woke up to find long queues at petrol-stations. In all four centres of the governorate there was a shortage, especially 80 percent, the least expensive grade of petrol, which is primarily consumed by taxi drivers and public transportation. The Damietta drivers filed a complaint with the governorate, in which they demand increasing the governorate’s share of petrol.
SCAF issued a draft resolution Wednesday seeking to allow the leadership of Al-Azhar Mosque an elected position instead of an appointed one. The election would be among members of a panel of 26 scholars, consisting of four different doctrines of Islam and headed by the current Al-Azhar leader Dr. Ahmad Al Tayyeb. The resolution is currently being finalised and requires approval by the Kamal El-Ganzouri cabinet as one of its last actions in office.