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Millions demand President of Egypt to resign

3 July, 2013Cairo resounds to the calls of "Irhal! Irhal!" ("Leave! Leave!"), as 14 million people march across Egypt demanding the President resign in one of the largest demonstrations seen in the history of the world!

Egyptian trade union leader facing jail

13 June, 2013Yousri Maarouf, President of the new Egyptian Democratic Labour Congress (EDLC) faces three years imprisonment for trade union activities. IndustriALL Global Union is mobilizing support for Brother Yousri ahead of his key court hearing on 16 June at Egypt’s Supreme Court.

Egypt – unpaid wages at Bahayra

31 May, 2013While recently in Cairo, Kemal Özkan, IndustriALL Assistant General Secretary visited a picket line of workers demanding their salaries which have not been paid for six months. He pledged international support.

IndustriALL Executive Committee pays homage to Marcello Malentacchi

29 May, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s Executive Committee grieves for Marcello Malentacchi and the 1,127 Bangladeshi garment workers killed at Rana Plaza, while welcoming the binding Accord with the leading clothing brands on fire and building safety.

Egyptian Democratic Labour Congress is launched

24 May, 2013On 24 April a new trade union center saw the light in Egypt. The Egyptian Democratic Labour Congress (EDLC) will represent workers’ interests in all the sectors of economy.

A First national strike in Egypt

23 May, 2013This week saw striking workers resume work at state-owned North Cairo Electricity Distribution Company (NCEDC), after detained workers were released and management retracted a plan to remove certain bonuses.

Egyptian workers raise their free voices

9 May, 2013IndustriALL Global Union continues to give support to the free, independent and democratic trade union movement in Egypt through a special education and training program supported by AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center via the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

Egyptian security forces unleash violent attack on workers

21 February, 2013In the early hours of 17 February, Central Security Forces stormed workers conducting a sit-in at the Portland Cement Factory in Alexandria, injuring dozens of workers. 18 of the striking workers remain in detention.

Egypt steps back on workers’ rights

4 December, 2012Egypt’s new draft Constitution will treat workers like criminals and bring unions under tight government control as they were under the Mubarak dictatorship.

Egyptian Schlumberger union launches website

25 September, 2012Embattled workers at oilfield services company Schlumberger in Egypt have struggled to exercise their right to organize since April 2011, in face of strong union-busting by management. In spite of considerable obstacles the enterprise-level union has just launched its own website and continues to push for workers’ rights.