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(AP) Egyptian officials say more than 30 international and domestic flights leaving Cairo have been delayed because of a work slowdown by baggage handlers, in the second day in a row in which labor unrest at the country's main airport has disrupted travel.


One luggage handler from the national carrier EgyptAir said Saturday that the workers appealed to authorities before taking action to raise salaries and hire more employees, but to no avail.


The slowdown has caused renewed chaos in the Cairo international airport. The previous day, flight attendants observed a 12-hour strike demanding improved working conditions. More than 20 flights were cancelled.


The handler spoke anonymously because he feared he would be singled out for reprimand. The officials spoke anonymously as they were not authorized to talk to the media.


Associated Press
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