Lebanon: All-out public sector strike continues, teachers escalate action

By Bassem Chit, Beirut Monday 25 February 2013 The Lebanese Trade Union Coordination Committee (TUCC) is still continuing its open strike for the seventh day, Public sector employees, public schools teachers, and private school teachers have been on strike since last Tuesday 19/2/2013. Sit-ins and protests are being held on a daily basis infront of…

Egypt: Tax workers’ sit-in attacked

(Click on ‘CC’ for English subtitles) The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions reported today that striking workers from the General Tax Authority were attacked during their sit-in and their tents destroyed. Watch the video above for background to the strike – Tax Authority workers have been involved in a long-running battle over corruption. Rush…

Egypt: Support growing for 11 February strike call

Calls for civil disobedience and a general strike on 11 February are gaining momentum across Egypt in the wake of the massacre of football supporters in Port Said. The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions and the Egyptian Democratic Labour Congress, which between them claim a membership of around 2 million workers in affiliated unions…

Tunisia: Social Security and Energy workers strike

A national strike by Social Security workers took place in Tunisia on December 8th, with workers from the National Medical Care, Retirement and Social Security funds taking part. The workers were demanding that the government covers their social security provision, a benefit they enjoyed prior to 1990. The striking workers held sit-ins at government offices…