Public transport drivers threaten to operate buses for free

Striking public bus drivers have threatened to transport the public for free and deprive the Public Transport Authority of income.

Authority President Mona Mostafa promised to request the prime minister to increase their dividends to 2 percent and their bonuses, from 60 to 80 percent, and urged them to end their strike.

Some drivers agreed to the offer in principle but said they would consult with their colleagues first.

The drivers blocked Gisr al-Suez Street for two hours, after the police managed to end the blocking of Qasr el-Aini Street. They claimed that certain remnants of the former regime used thugs to disperse their protest.

Meanwhile, the General Union of Labor Syndicates warned the prime minister against dealing with independent public transfer syndicates, which it said are illegitimate.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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