Ain Sokhna Port workers and DP World have reached to an agreement to resume work in the port, which has been shut down for 14 days.
State-run news agency MENA said that efforts made by presidential legal adviser Mohamed Fouad Gadallah, Suez Governor Samir Ejlan, head of Suez Security Directorate Adel Refaat and Secretary General of the Freedom and Justice Party in Suez Ahmed Mahmoud were integral in ending the standoff.
DP world officials and union representatives met inside the port, with Manpower Ministry adviser Nahed al-Ashry in attendance.
Refaat said that everyone is looking forward to work resuming normally.
Under the terms of the agreement, the company’s lawyers will question dismissed workers while a neutral committee follows up on the investigations.
The port workers went on strike to protest the unreasonable dismissal of eight of their colleagues. DP World said the workers were dismissed as punishment for offenses they committed.
Ain Sokhna, near the southern end of the Suez Canal, is Cairo's main port for cargo from the Far East.
DP World signed an agreement with former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif in October 2007 that granted the company exclusive rights to run the port until 2032. DP World is the third largest port operator in the world.
Labor action forced DP World to temporarily shut down the port in February.
Edited translation from MENATags: Mohamed Fouad Gadallah, Ain Sokhna Port workers, Ain Sokhna, DP World, Suez Ahmed Mahmoud, port workers, Freedom and Justice Party