Egypt: Strike statistics for 2009 – 2011

Egyptian NGO Awlad al-Ard publishes regular reports of strike activity in Egypt. It is not clear exactly what the sources are for this information, but presumably the reports are largely compiled from press coverage of strikes.

The distinction between these different categories of collective action is not particularly clear. For example, most sit-ins will necessarily involve the workers concerned being on strike. But in addition to being on strike they are also occupying their workplace or the street outside.

These figures don’t give a sense of the duration of each episode of collective action, nor the numbers involved (a strike by 10 people appears as one episode alongside a factory occupation involving 20,000 workers), but they do provide a useful index of the levels of strike activity.

Year

Sit-in

Strike

Demonstration

Static rally

Gathering

Total

2009

184

123

79

65

27

478

2010

209

135

80

83

23

530

2011 (Jan-June)

338

158

259

161

40

956

The break down of monthly reports on strike activity for the first six months of 2011 looks like this:

Month

Sit-in

Strike

Demonstration

Static rally

Gathering

Total

Jan

22

5

6

9

0

42

Feb

186

77

151

48

27

489

Mar

48

17

32

23

2

122

April

26

14

26

24

0

90

May

26

30

25

21

4

106

June

30

15

19

36

7

107

Total

338

158

259

161

40

956

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