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…

قادة عمال السكك الحديدية في بريطانيا يصدروا بيانا متضامنين مع سائقي القطارات في مصر

أصدر قادة عمال السكك الحديدية والنقل البحري والمواصلات بالأمس بيانا هاجموا فيه تعامل الجيش مع إضراب سائقي القطارات في مصر. فقد تم إرسال خطابات تكليف لسائقي القطارات للعمل في القوات المسلحة. يمكنكم النقر هنا لمعرفة ما يمكنكم عمله للتضامن مع عمال السكك الحديدية المصرية.   بيان بشأن إضراب سائقي القطارات في مصر: ندين نحن الموقعين…

Egypt: Independent unions, revolutionary activists slam conscription of rail strikers

Picture: trade unionists and activists protest in Cairo in solidarity with the rail workers, 10 April (via revsoc.me) Stop the militarisation of the railway! Stop terrorising the train drivers! Joint statement 10 April 2013 (original Arabic here) For the first time, the armed forces have blatantly intervened to break the train drivers’ strike – not…

Egypt: Army tries to break train drivers’ strike

The Egyptian army has intervened in an attempt to break the national strike by train drivers and guards, which has paralysed train services in much of the country for the last three days . Around 100 drivers have reportedly been transferred to the transport directorate in the Army in an attempt to crush the strike. …

Egypt: Support growing for 11 February strike call

Calls for civil disobedience and a general strike on 11 February are gaining momentum across Egypt in the wake of the massacre of football supporters in Port Said. The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions and the Egyptian Democratic Labour Congress, which between them claim a membership of around 2 million workers in affiliated unions…