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Egypt: 23 factory workers terminated after they accused Honeywell Egypt of producing food products that failed to comply with health standards

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Company non-response
26 July 2017

Honeywell Egypt did not respond

16 July 2017

Having claimed “No to Corruption”, Honeywell workers are rewarded with termination

Author: Center for Trade Union & Workers Services (Egypt)

A number of workers at [a] Honeywell factory…went into a hunger strike in protest of termination from work…[W]orkers [had] refused to accept a quantity of raw sugar, peanuts and glycerin incompatible with the required standards as well as [being] expired [which] would harm the health of children consuming these products. In order to pressure workers [into] accepting these contraventions, the factory’s director issued the decision to have them [sign] false receipts of money when receiving their salaries…but the workers abstained from taking their dues. The situation escalated when the director decided to prevent [the workers] from using the factory buses and filed a complaint against them at the police station accusing them of disobedience and abstaining from work.  Nevertheless, the police perceived the lie and requested him not to raise problems with the workers…However, this didn’t prevent the director from taking legal procedures, requesting the termination of their contracts…Last March 30, the Labor Court of Sharqiah issued the judgement of firing 23 workers…

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