Egyptian workers feel the government is letting them down
Cairo - Akram Ali, Amr Wali
Egypt\'s Socialist Popular Alliance Party and Revolutionary Socialists (RS) have called on workers to join anti-government protests on June 30
In a join statement issued on Wednesday morning, the movements said protesters must come together to demand fair wages, suitable working condition and legal protection for workers.
\"When Mohammed Morsi became president of the country, the workers thought that this is the beginning of a new era after limited rights under the previous region,
\"However, the arbitrariness of the businessmen has continued, along with conditional contracts, unfair terms and conditions of employment,\" the parties explained.
The statement highlighted the problem of wages and the growing unemployment. \"President Morsi and his government was once deeply committed to working with the unions, but has since replace unions heads with Muslim Brotherhood official and even froze the law giving unions some freedom.\"
RS also encouraged workers to participate in June 30 demonstrations, to demand a law for minimum wage in Egypt to be no less than 1500 Egyptian Pounds, and maximum wage to be no more than 10 times the minimum.