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La plus grande grève depuis 30 ans des Chemins de fer égyptiens (traduction de l'article d'Egypt Independent )

La plus grande grève depuis 30 ans des Chemins de fer égyptiens (traduction de l'article d'Egypt Independent  ) | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

en ce moment ( mardi 9 avril 2013 ) l’armée essaie de forcer les conducteurs à retourner au travail, essentiellement en appelant les conducteurs à faire leur service militaire et les enrôler comme conducteurs de trains (la plupart des hommes entre 18-42 en Egypte font légalement partie de la force de réserve). les chauffeurs en grève ont fait une déclaration selon laquelle ils ne se conformera pas et ne retourneront pas au travail.

 

Jano Charbel, journaliste au Caire qui se définit comme anarcho-syndicaliste

 

Une grève nationale des conducteurs de train continue dans sa deuxième journée, lundi, pour protester contre la « négligence du gouvernement à leurs demandes pour des salaires plus élevés. »

Une source officielle, le National Railway Authority a estimé ses pertes à environ LE4 millions en raison de l’annulation de près de 1.100 voyages en train, et en offrant le remboursement des billets aux passagers.

Depuis le début de la grève, les passagers font la file aux guichets de billets pour récupérer leur argent, tandis que les forces de police de transport se sont propagées autour des stations pour sécuriser les installations et le calme des foules en colère.

La grève a été initialement prévue pour le 1er Avril, mais a été mise en attente pour des négociations entre une délégation des conducteurs de train avec le Ministère des Transports, Ministère du Travail, le National Railway Authority et le Comité des transports de la Choura. Les réunions ont été rompues le samedi soir, ce qui conduit à l’insatisfaction généralisée parmi des milliers de travailleurs de chemin de fer, et le dimanche matin, des milliers de conducteurs de train lancé l’arrêt de travail plus importante du genre depuis la grève des cheminots historique de 1986.

Les conducteurs de train ont déclaré qu’ils ne seraient pas interrompre leur grève jusqu’à ce que leurs revendications soient satisfaites.

 

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Un projet économique titanesque israélo-chinois provoque la colère de l’Egypte

Un projet économique titanesque israélo-chinois provoque la colère de l’Egypte | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Dans un contexte de tension régionale persistant, de l’accession des Frères musulmans au pouvoir et de l’instabilité politique qui perdure en Egypte, le Premier ministre israélien, Benjamin Netanyahu, envisage la relance du projet « Med Red ».

Le projet « Med Red » prévoit la construction d’une ligne ferroviaire reliant le port d’Eilat en Mer Rouge à celui d’Ashdod en mer Méditerranée. Selon le gouvernement hébreu, cette liaison de 350 kilomètres offrirait une alternative au Canal de Suez, en particulier pour l’acheminement du flux de marchandises transitant entre l’Asie et l’Europe.

« La construction de cette ligne ferroviaire est d’une importance stratégique et va offrir à notre pays des opportunités essentielles » avait déclaré, en 2012, Netanyahu, qui avait aussi indiqué que ce projet «suscitait un vif intérêt parmi les puissances émergentes, la Chine, l’Inde et d’autres ».

Ce projet pourrait réduire drastiquement d’une demi-journée, la durée de transport des marchandises transitant par le Canal de Suez, un gain de temps et d’argent non négligeables.

Cette ligne qui pourrait être financée et construite par les entreprises d’Etat chinoises permettrait le transport de passagers et l’exportation de gaz naturel israélien vers la Chine et l’Inde lorsque les gisements Léviathan et Tamar entreront en exploitation. (Le monde juif)

Plus : http://www.lemondejuif.info/un-projet-economique-titanesque-israelo-chinois-provoque-la-colere-de-legypte/#.UTY3zycFjbM.twitter


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Customers now able to purchase train tickets using Visa cards

Customers now able to purchase train tickets using Visa cards | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Hussein Zakaria Fadali, President of the National Railroad Authority, stated that from 1 April, Egypt’s train stations will begin implementing a programme to allow customers to purchase train tickets using Visa cards. Machines will be installed in stations to distribute tickets. This is expected to help cut back on long lines.

 

Twenty machines will be installed across Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor and Sidi Gaber stations to test the new programme.

There are plans to connect four of these machines to a network linked with Cairo’s Ramses station to decrease the amount of foot traffic in stations, allowing customers to purchase tickets in advance and online.

 

This content is from: Daily NewsEgypt

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Protesters block rail lines to Cairo for second day

Protesters block rail lines to Cairo for second day | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Thousands of brick workers blocked railroad tracks from a southern city to Cairo for a second day Sunday to protest rising industrial oil prices, causing the cancellation of some services, security officials said.

 

The government lifted industrial fuel oil subsidies last week as part of a reform program, prompting labour protests by quarry and brick factory workers.

 

Egypt has been gripped by unrest in recent days, partially because of public discontent with new government measures designed to deal with a crippling budget deficit. But the unrest has also been political, as criticism of President Mohammed Morsi's government is on the rise.

 

Opponents accuse Morsi and his government of failing to tackle Egypt's myriad problems, and of monopolising power. The government says political bickering has hindered its ability to manage a serious economic crunch.

 

Khaled el-Hawari, a marketing executive in one of the brick factories, said industrial fuel oil prices increased by 50 percent, threatening the business and the lives of hundreds of workers who could be laid off.

 

A security official said negotiations with the brick workers have continued, allowing some trains coming from the capital to get through to the south, but causing a large backlog of trains in Cairo. Nearly 20 train trips to Cairo were cancelle

 

The official said that the workers removed tracks for trains heading one direction near Beni Suef, 70 miles south from Cairo, and put wood planks on the other.

A worker at the Beni Suef station said thousands of disgruntled passengers had to rely on road transportation, as vehicles and minivans crowded outside the train station to pick up the backlog. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media



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Egypt's train drivers, conductors go on strike

Egypt's train drivers, conductors go on strike | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

A union of Egypt's train drivers and conductors announced they have gone on strike, the latest in a seemingly endless series of work stoppages to hit the country in the past two years.

The strike began Sunday, hours after authorities approved a 10 percent hike in the allowance routinely given to train drivers and conductors. The raise was rejected as too little.

 

Trains in stations nationwide were not running.(...) The strike followed a night of clashes on Saturday in downtown Cairo between police and opposition supporters

 

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Security forces break up Luxor railway sit-in

Security forces break up Luxor railway sit-in | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Security forces broke up a sit-in by temporary railway sanitation workers after their protest blocked tracks since Sunday, arresting eight of them.

The sit-in completely halted rail traffic and delayed 11 trains going between Aswan and Cairo or Alexandria.

The workers demanded permanent employment and a direct contract with the Railway Authority. Over 400 workers protested, 150 of whom were security guards while the rest were janitors.

Prosecutors have pledged to investigate the sit-in and determine the protest leader.

 

The train halt was the third one Sunday. Earlier, residents of Nag Hammadi and Beni Suef stopped trains to protest diesel shortages.

 

This text is from El-Masry el Youm

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Railway movement halted by protesters in Upper Egypt

Railway movement halted by protesters in Upper Egypt | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
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Chairman of the National Association for the Egyptian Railways, Hussein Zakaria, said on Friday that the train movement in the city of Hawamdia in Giza has been interrupted since five in the afternoon.

Some protesters cut  the train route by standing on the Cairo-High Dam line, the main line is heading to Upper Egypt, reported the Middle East News Agency. 

Zakaria added that it is expected for many trains to stop due to this interruption.

 

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Train services resumes between Cairo and Aswan

Train services resumes between Cairo and Aswan | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Ahram Arabic news website reported that trains connecting the capital Cairo and the south have resumed activity shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

Train services had stopped from Aswan to Cairo earlier on Wednesday night.


The internal radio at Cairo's Ramsis train station, the country's main train hub, announced in mid-evening that the government has grounded all trains to a halt in order to ensure the public's safety.


The announcement said protests by demonstrators at Ard El-Lewa train crossing in Giza were the cause for the decision.


Tens of residents of the working class district, on the outskirts of the capital, had blocked the Lewa railway crossing to demand the government improve safety conditions on the tracks.


State officials rushed to the site of the protest and reportedly convinced the residents to end their action promising to invest in safety.


Lewa residents have been protesting for weeks to force the government to upgrade railway crossing safety in the wake of a deadly accident in early January when a train struck a taxi at an undermanned crossing in the area.


Egypt has been plagued by train accidents that left hundreds dead in the past ten years. 



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