Egypt: Teachers’ union activists detained by military

Translation of report in Arabic by Hisham Fouad. Original here. Update: 19 June. Court finds teacher union activists not guilty of incitement to strike and assaulting a police officer. 13 June Prosecutors in Nasr City, Cairo, ordered the detention of two supply teachers, Atif al-Gazzar, secretary of the Independent Supply Teachers’ Union from Kafr al-Dawwar…

Act now to support Egyptian hospital workers

Solidarity action co-ordinated by Canadian doctors and health workers – Support the doctors’ march to Tahrir Square, 10 June The Egyptian health-care system only receives 3.5 per cent of GDP. Doctors work under state-controlled unions led by corrupt officials with ties to the Mubarak regime, which have prevented them from advocating for better health care…

Egypt: Judgement reserved in case against transport workers’ leader

4 June 2011 Translation of report by Ashraf Omar and Haitham Muhammadain (http://www.e-socialists.net/node/6969) The Disciplinary Court of the Presidency of the Republic today reserved judgement in the case against Ali Fattouh, president of the Cairo Independent Public Transport Workers Union, until its session on 25 June. Dozens of workers from the Public Transport Authority attended…