Egypt: They gave their children for the revolution

Hearing about the attack on Tahrir and the horrific assault on the martyrs’ families and their supporters brought back memories of meeting some of these brave people in May. The picture here shows members of the martyrs’ families who the British Trade Union delegation met in Tahrir Square on 1 May. We have no idea…

رسالة إلى الزملاء في النقابة المستقلة لمصلحة الضرائب العقارية بمصر

R & C Euston Branch   رسالة إلى الزملاء في النقابة المستقلة لمصلحة الضرائب العقارية بمصر 28 يوليو 2011   نوجه رسالة تحية وتضامن من فرع يوستون للدخل والجمارك بنقابة الخدمات العامة والتجارية ببريطانيا إلى زملائنا العاملين بمصلحة الضرائب في مصر. إن فرع نقابتنا الواقع في وسط لندن يتضمن 700 عضواً مسؤولون عن زيارة أصحاب الأعمال في…

Egypt: Strike paralyses railway

Hundreds of striking railworkers blockaded the tracks on 25 July at the main railway station in Cairo, paralysing the movement of trains. They are demanding improved bonuses and death-in-service benefits as well as the resignation of managers and officials from the corrupt pro-mubarak trade union. Monday’s strike and protest came after management failed to meet…

Egypt: New unions’ declaration of independence

Egyptian Independent Union Federation 28 June 2011 Statement In light of the growing controversy about the independent trade unions and malicious accusations and allegations aimed at undermining the Egyptian workers’ movement and the trade unions which it created, we, the representatives of the independent unions, are signing this statement of the fundamental principles on which…