Solidarity with MENA Workers Network was launched on 1 March 2011 at a meeting addressed by Billy Hayes, General Secretary of the CWU union, Katy Clark MP and Egyptian activist Wassim Wagdy.
We are a network of activists from different unions in the UK engaged in building solidarity links with workers in the Middle East and North Africa. We work closely with colleagues in the Egyptian Independent Union Federation and other workers’ organisations in the MENA region in support of their struggle for social justice and workers’ rights.
To get involved in our work or find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We celebrate the heroic struggles of workers in MENA who have played a vital role in bringing down tyrants across the region. We support their continuing battles for genuine democracy and social justice. We agree to help their campaigns for the right to strike and other basic social and democratic rights, for unions free from state control, and for well-paid and secure jobs. We support the creation of a broadly-based Solidarity with Middle Eastern and North African Workers Network from this meeting.
Affiliates (January 2013)
National unions: PCS, UCU, NUT
Regions: London Region UCU, London Region RMT
Trades councils: Cambridgeshire, Chesterfield, Manchester, Haringey, Brent, Barnet
Union branches: London Fire Authority UNISON, Ealing NUT
Other organisations: Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
(If you think your union branch is affiliated and it is not listed here, please get touch)
For more details on how to affiliate and for a list of our current steering group members and constitution click here