Cairo's Metro Strike a Success

From Global Voices ยป Egypt Wed Nov 14 2012, 08:05:56

The metro is back in Egypt - after a four hour strike. Train services, which ferry up to 2 million people across Cairo daily, came to a standstill as drivers stopped work in protest against the chairperson of the metro board of directors, who is being accused of corruption. The workers are also demanding better salaries and working conditions. On Twitter, netizens cheered on the strike, lending their support to what they described as the workers' legitimate demands.

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