"The company punished the workers over the boycott even though it's garnering massive profit, literally billions of [pounds], and never granted the staff profit share or even employment contracts that legally guarantee their rights," a worker said.
The convoy is a global call initiated earlier this month by the Egyptian Syndicate of Journalists to end the war on Gaza, open Egypt’s Rafah border crossing in North Sinai indefinitely and allow media to enter Gaza.
"How come foreign nationals have been allowed to leave Gaza through the border with North Sinai's Rafah city while Egyptians or their spouses haven't been allowed to return home?" one man said to The New Arab.
In recent weeks, the value of the US dollar against the local currency in the Egyptian informal market skyrocketed in which is believed to be a direct consequence of the ongoing deadly Israeli war on Gaza.
Matar, 48, who has 4.3 million subscribers to his official YouTube channel and 12 million followers on his Facebook account, is known to have fled Egypt following the coup that overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.