“Our union = our freedom. Is this investment or colonialism?” A worker from Ideal Standard outside the factory during protests in April 2013

Egypt: ‘Workers are stronger than the attacks of the regime’

Hind Abdel Gawad, a trade unionist and revolutionary activist from Zagazig in Sharqiyya province, Egypt, talks about the challenges facing the workers’ movement in Egypt in a video message for Manchester TUC’s May Day rally, 4 May 2013. Hind, who played a leading role in strikes by Information Centre workers before the revolution, visited London…

Egypt: “Social justice needs a workers’ revolution”

Workers’ leaders headed a march of thousands from Shubra in northern Cairo towards Tahrir Square as part of protests marking the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution on 25 January. The demonstration, which was one of several marches which converged on Tahrir, focussed on the revolution’s unmet demands for social justice. Revolutionary Socialist activist and…

مصر: النقابات المستقلة – لماذا نرفض الإعلان الدستوري

نقلاً عن الإتحاد المصري للنقابات المستقلة لماذا نرفض الإعلان الدستوري أخي العامل …أختي العاملة عندما سمعنا الإعلان الدستوري الذي خرج علينا به رئيس  الجمهورية محمد مرسي بتاريخ 21 نوفمبر سأل كل منا نفسه وزميله وزميلته، هل  لنا علاقة بهذا الإعلان ؟ هل هو مفيد بالنسبة لنا أم سيكون ضارا بنا وبمصالحنا؟ أم أنه لا علاقة لنا…