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 with independent 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 menasolidarity@gmail.com

Our mailing address is: MENA Solidarity, Unit 193, 15-17 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX

Founding statement

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 2014)

National unions: PCS, UCU, NUT
Regions: London Region UCU, London Region RMT
Trades councils: Cambridgeshire, Chesterfield, Manchester, Haringey, Brent, Barnet, Dorchester
Union branches: London Fire Authority UNISON, Ealing NUT, Edinburgh City Council UNISON, UNITE WM6050 (Coventry)
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

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Greetings Comrades

    I am an English speaking Muslim socialist and trades unionist. I salute the efforts of working people across the Middle East & North Africa to build a more just society. You are an inspiration to us all.

    Thowra, thowra, hatta an nasr.


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