27,000 workers are entering a fourth day of strike
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As thousands of workers take control of one of Egypt's biggest state-owned textile factories in a continuing protest over pay and work conditions, Inside Story examines the latest strikes by the Egyptian textile labourers.
 
Around 27,000 workers are entering a fourth day of strike action in a bid to force the owners of Misr Spinning and Weaving Company to meet their demands for a payment of more than $10 million which they say is owed to them by the the company.
 
We look at how the low wages, the alleged profits made by the company and the fear by the Egyptian government, which does not tolerate dissent, as well the workers' growing self-confidence, are creating a potentially explosive confrontation between the labourers and those in power - both in government and within the industry.

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This episode of Inside Story aired on Wednesday 26th September 2007.


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