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EGYPT

14 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliate Free Trade Union of Misr Mahalla Spinning and Weaving Company - FTUMMSWC participated in the day of action to STOP Precarious Work

IndustriALL calls on Egyptian government to respond to strikers’ demands

11 February, 2014Around 22,000 workers are currently striking at Egypt’s largest state-owned textile company in Mahalla.

International intervention brings settlement for Pirelli workers in Egypt

9 August, 2012A positive settlement was reached on 24 July, ending a labour conflict at tyre giant Pirelli’s Alexandria plant in Egypt, and reinstating five dismissed trade union officials and activists.

Ceramic workers strike in Suez

6 March, 2014The strike by 6,000 workers at Ceramica Cleopatra has entered its second week as workers demand the reinstatement of 23 dismissed workers as well as improved terms and conditions of employment.

Capacity building in Egypt

21 August, 2014During a series of seminars in Egypt, independent unions and IndustriALL affiliates called upon the government to adopt workers' suggested amendments to the drafted Labour Law.

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 Workers in MNCs Struggle for Rights and Justice

20 November, 2013Around 100 Egyptian workers attending IndustriALL Global Union’s Conference on "Trade Union Rights and Industrial Relations in Multinational Companies in Egypt" on October 24-25 in Cairo spoke up for their rights and showed determination for struggle.

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.

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 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.