Saudi Arabia: Sugar company workers protest for extra pay

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Hundreds of workers associated with the United Sugar Company (USCE) organised a protest outside the Arabian consulate in Suez governorate on Monday demanding extra pay.

The USCE is owned by the Saudi-based Savola Group. Around 350 employees of the company gathered at the consulate in Port Tawfiq for their demand. The sit-in agitation for 20 days at USCE’s factory in Ain Sokha Port halted the production.

According to the media report, workers have demanded new risk allowance ranging from LE500 to LE 900 per month. Some workers have stated that they are allergic to the material used in the sugar factory.

Talaat Mahmoud, member of the workers syndicate said, “We have been informed that the board of directors are not ready to accept our demand and they are threatening to shut the factory and lay off workers.”

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