February 8, 2011 / 4:54 PM / in 7 years

Suez Canal operations unaffected by strikes-official

CAIRO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Strikes by workers in companies in the Suez Canal zone will not affect Suez Canal operations and movement of ships, a senior official said on Tuesday.

“The strike by companies will not affect the operation of the Suez Canal and movement of ships. These companies work in areas far from the canal zone and movement of ships,” the official told Reuters. Around 3,000 workers in companies owned by the Canal authorities and based in Ismailia and Suez had gone on strike on Tuesday over pay and conditions. Workers in Canal-owned companies in Port Said will go on strike on Wednesday. (Writing by Andrew Hammond)

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