“Eng. Fahmy would resign today from his post as the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum,” announced a top official.

Over the past week, following the resignation of the former Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak due to the 18-days protests, the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Eng. Sameh Fahmy has been attacked by the sector’s personnel calling for their work rights and accusing the Minister for “his brutal strategies and being unfair”!

Several officials reported that Fahmy is expecting to submit his resignation to the Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik. Yet, these speculations are not confirmed.

A group of protesters gathered at the Ministry of Petroleum in Nasr City to call for several working rights, reported several news agencies.

Employees from Petroleum Trading Company (PetroTrade), Egyptian Company for Appliances Maintenance (Sianco) and Butagazco held protests in front of the Ministry for several days, asking the Minister to apply the old work laws of their companies; such as having minimum wages of 300 Egyptian Pounds in addition to medical insurances, bonuses and profit shares.